Executive Director, BC Unclaimed Property Society
Alena Levitz has been the Executive Director of the BC Unclaimed Property Society since 2011. The BC Unclaimed Property Society was established in 2003 to administer the unclaimed property program for British Columbia. In this capacity, Alena oversees strategic planning and operational activities for the Society as well as providing legal advice.
Alena has substantial legal expertise with a particular emphasis in the areas of wills and estates as well as estate administration. She oversaw complex estate files for the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC during her five years spent with that office. She has broad experience in stakeholder relations, government relations as well as policy analysis gained during her four years with WorkSafeBC. Alena obtained her LL.B from Queen’s University and holds an LL.M degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Partner, Murrick Insurance Services
A founding member and President of the Nakamun Group, Floyd Murphy has an extensive background in financial, retirement and estate planning.
In addition to serving as Past President of the New Westminster Life Underwriters Association, Estate Planning Council of Vancouver and the BC Mainland Chartered Life Underwriter chapter, he served on the national board of Advocis for nine years, including one year as Chairman and CEO.
Floyd also served on the National Board of the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for nine years, including one year as Chairman and CEO. He has chaired virtually every committee of the National Association, including Taxation and Legislation, Nominating, Education and Executive/Finance.
He is recognized as one of the leading authorities in the area of comprehensive planning and has spoken to hundreds of public and industry audiences from coast to coast over the last 40 years.
Floyd is Past President of the Vancouver Estate Planning Council, and Past President of the Denman Place Mall Merchants Association, and has served as a board member of Canada Place Corporation, and the Vancouver Foundation.
President and CEO, Vancouver Foundation
Kevin was appointed President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation in September 2013. Before joining Vancouver Foundation, he served for six years as President and CEO of CARE Canada in Ottawa, one of Canada’s leading development and humanitarian aid organizations and has lived and worked in many countries, including: Mali, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
He is currently a Director of Imagine Canada, serving on the Board since 2009. Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to strengthening charities and non-profits. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
He graduated in 1989 with a B.Sc. (Specialist/Honours) from the University of Toronto. In 2005, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University. In February 2013, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
William J. Hallett
Vice President, Finance and Operations Vancouver Foundation
Bill Hallett joined Vancouver Foundation after serving as CFO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Prior to joining the Board of Trade, he was the VP, Finance and Accountability for the Rick Hansen Foundation and prior to that held the Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer roles for Sport BC. Bill has also worked extensively in the corporate sector. With an active interest in sport Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Triathlon Canada and the Coaches BC.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.
Anna K. Fung, Q.C.
Ms. Fung has practiced law in British Columbia for more than 29 years, 21 of which she served as corporate counsel at three large Canadian corporations.
She was a Bencher of the BC Law Society (which governs the BC legal profession) for 10 years and its President in 2007. She also served as President of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals (B.C.), BC Autism Association and Chair of the People’s Law School. In 2000, she was appointed Queen’s Counsel. In 2004, she received the RVA Jones Canadian Corporate Counsel Award for her contributions to the corporate counsel community.
She is a recipient of the CBA (BC Branch) Equality and Diversity Award, the Vancouver YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the Business & Professions category, the BC Community Achievement Award and the UBC Law Alumni Association Award of Distinction. Ms. Fung served on the Board of the Vancouver Foundation from 2012 to May 2017 during which time she chaired the Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee, the Development Committee and the Governance and Human Resources Committee. She currently serves on the Boards of the Vancouver Airport Authority, the British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society and the Arts Club Theatre Society.
Ms. Fung is fluently bilingual in English and French and also speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish. In her spare time, she indulges in her passion for downhill skiing, golf and cooking.
The Honourable Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman
The Honourable Robert J. Bauman is the Chief Justice of British Columbia, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Yukon.
He was appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1996; as a justice of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in 2008; as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2009; and as Chief Justice of British Columbia in 2013. Prior to becoming a judge, he was in private practice with Bull, Housser & Tupper in Vancouver. He worked largely in the areas of local government and administrative law. While practicing law, he taught administrative law at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law as an adjunct professor from 1991 to 1996.
In 2012, and again in 2013, Chief Justice Bauman was named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential” in the justice system in Canada. He was also presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal for contributions to Canada. As well, Chief Justice Bauman is the 2012 recipient of the Anthony P. Pantages, QC Medal for outstanding contributions to the field of justice, presented by The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation. Chief Justice Bauman was the recipient of the 2013 TLABC Bench Award by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. In 2015, he was appointed First Vice-Chair of the Canadian Judicial Council. Chief Justice Bauman is the founding Chair of Access to Justice BC.