Jan O’Brien


A credit union member since 1977, Jan brings leadership and experience in financial management, governance, labour relations and advocacy in the community and not-for-profit sectors. She is currently serving her third term on Vancity’s Board of Directors, where Jan served as Board Chair from 2014 to 2016. After a career in journalism, that included covering city hall and labour for The Province newspaper, Jan focused her career on labour relations. She was a vice-chair of the BC Labour Relations Board, a vice-president of the BC Federation of Labour; president of a local of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union representing newspaper workers; provincial director of the BC New Democratic Party; and most recently a staff representative at the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union. Jan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

Director since 2017