BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – May 12, 2009) – The Neil Squire Society has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors: Rob Attwell, an independent consultant and an expert in financial modeling and commercialization, and Harry Monk, retired, former Manager of the BC/Yukon Regional Office of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
“The Neil Squire Society is an extremely effective service organization that improves the lives of hundreds of people with disabilities each year,” says Attwell. “The organization is an important member of the disability community in Canada and is a force for improving the accessibility of information and communication technology in order to improve the lives of people with disabilities.”
“The work that the Neil Squire Society does for Canadians with physical disabilities is invaluable to the community”, adds Monk. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of their legacy”.
The appointments are effective immediately and are for an initial term of 1 year.
Rob Attwell has worked with a variety of companies including the Associated Press (new window) , AP Digital (new window) , PrimeZone Media, Nokia USA (new window) , Research in Motion (new window) , Stockgroup Media, Inc. (new window) and various other new media companies. Previously, Mr. Attwell was Director of Development for Stockgroup Media, Inc. (new window) , a financial analyst for Eli Lilly (new window) and President of a bottle water company called Water Pure & Simple (new window). Mr. Attwell holds an MBA (1999) with distinction from the Richard Ivey School of Business (new window) , a BA in Political Science from the University of Victoria (new window) and completed the Advanced Program in International Management (APIM) at the Copenhagen School of Business (Handelshøjskolen) in Denmark (new window). Mr. Attwell is President of the Ivey Alumni Association of British Columbia and a member of the Alumni Advisory Board at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He has served as an advisor to the Neil Squire Society for the past three years.
Harry Monk has held several interesting and challenging senior advisory and managerial positions in different areas within the federal government. He began his public service career in 1974 as an intake officer, public educator and complaints investigator with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission (new window). He joined the Canadian Human Rights Commission (new window) in 1978 as a Community Liaison Officer working with employers, unions and community groups to promote a better understanding of human rights in Canada. In 1996, he returned to the Canadian Human Rights Commission as a Human Rights Officer in the BC/Yukon Regional Office. Mr. Monk has recently retired from his position as Manager, BC and Yukon Regional Office in which he was responsible for delivery of the Commissions Prevention program in this region.
About the Neil Squire Society
The Neil Squire Society is the only not-for-profit organization in Canada that for the past 25 years has used technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with physical disabilities. The Society has developed innovative programs and services and some of the world’s leading edge assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. More than 20,000 people with disabilities in Canada have benefited from the work of the Society. With about fifty staff, the Neil Squire Society has offices and provides services to Canadians in Vancouver, Regina, Ottawa, Fredericton, and Moncton, as well as to many small communities across Canada via distance education.
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