As General Counsel and Chief People & Corporate Services Officer, Lisa Skakun is responsible for all legal, corporate development, public affairs, human resources and corporate governance-related functions at Coast Capital Savings. Lisa has a LLB from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Laws degree in business law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and also holds her ICD.D designation having completed the Directors Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2017 she was a recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women in Law and in 2015 was named to Canada’s Diversity 50 list by the Canadian Board Diversity Council. She was also the recipient of the Association of Women in Finance’s PEAK award for Rising Star, and the National Post Award for Tomorrow’s Leader at the Western Canada General Counsel Awards. She was previously the Board Chair of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a past board member on the Cause We Care Foundation, a previous Chair of the BC Business Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and was a member of the Securities Law Advisory Committee for the British Columbia Securities Commission.
Outside of work, Lisa is a passionate food lover, trained sommelier, stepmom to two wonderful kids, and obsessed with her two Portuguese water dogs, Sam and Stella.