BCNPHA names Jill Atkey as new CEO


After a comprehensive recruitment process, BC Non-Profit Housing Association is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Jill Atkey as Chief Executive Officer.

Jill joined BCNPHA in 2010 as the Research Director, later serving as Managing Director and Acting CEO during the BCNPHA recruitment process conducted by Leaders International Executive Search.  Jill has 15 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, and most recently led the development of the Canadian Rental Housing Index and oversaw the development of a 10-year Affordable Housing Plan for BC in order to solve our province’s housing affordability and homelessness crisis.  This plan has informed the current provincial government’s $7-billion investment in affordable housing in BC.  Jill is well known to the sector, and is respected by our members and key stakeholders within the affordable housing community. Jill has an M.A. from the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC and is a Chartered Member of the Canadian Institute of Housing Canada.

It has been a transformative year for our sector, and BCNPHA will invest in ensuring that non-profit housing providers have the tools, resources, and skill sets needed to develop and operate sustainable homes now and into the future.  Jill, along with the BCNPHA Board and staff, look forward to advancing BCNPHA’s Strategic Plan so that all British Columbians have safe, secure and affordable homes through our membership and our various partnerships.

Jill looks forward to connecting with many of you in the coming months, and seeing you at the annual Housing Central Conference in November.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank BCNPHA’s staff, members and partners for their patience and support during the recruitment process.



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Ross Chilton
Board Chair
BC Non-Profit Housing Association

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