Martha Okot Thomas
President, fmi*igf National Board of Directors
Martha Okot Thomas currently works in the
Internal Audit Department of the British Columbia Investment
Management Corporation (bcIMC), a change of pace from her past
seventeen years working for the BC public service. Martha is
currently responsible for providing both audit and advisory
services throughout the organization, based on the current Audit
Martha brought a significant amount of experience to her new
role at bcIMC. 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 then 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) of
the fmi*igf National Board of Directors.
When she is not at work, Martha loves to spend time with her
family. If she and her husband are not out golfing, she can be
found cavorting with her daughters or hiking some of Vancouver
Island's beautiful trails.