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Martha Okot Thomas

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Martha Okot Thomas, CPA CA


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Martha Okot Thomas, CPA,CA works in the Internal Audit Department of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), a change of pace from her past 17 years working for the BC public service. Martha is currently responsible for providing both audit and advisory services throughout the organization.

Martha brought a significant amount of experience to her new role at BCI. She previously worked in a variety of different roles across many different sectors of the BC Government. Starting in Internal Audit and Advisory Services with the Ministry of Finance, Martha gained a great deal of knowledge of the government's financial processes controls. She was able to continue her skills development in a number of different leadership roles.

As the Manager, Finance Administration and Audit, she led a team of 20-25 people, oversaw facilities, human resources, and financial planning and reporting. Moving to the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Martha was able to effect positive change across the Ministry in the development of revenue and accounts receivable processes. After a period in budgeting for the Ministry of Environment, she moved to the Ministry of Finance where she became Director of Finance, and eventually serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.

Martha has been a dedicated member of the FMI Victoria Chapter. She filled the roles of program director, vice-president and president before she was elected as vice-president (2015-2016) and president (2016-17) of the fmi*igf National Board of Directors. More recently, Martha was voted onto the board of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

When she is not at work, Martha loves to spend time with her family. If she is not out golfing or exercising, she can be found seeking adventure with her daughters or hiking some of Vancouver Island's beautiful trails.