Matt Vickers is an accomplished businessperson who has
been at the forefront of establishing links in a cross-cultural
business environment since 1970.
Before taking on the role of President and Chief Executive
Officer for Eagle Dancer Enterprises Limited (art galleries & publishing)
in 1992, Matt owned and managed Vickers & Associates
a management consultancy. There he became known as one
of the top Aboriginal administrative managers in Canada.
Matt has a successful track record of matching the needs
of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal potential business partners
in organizing and developing business ventures.
held, and continues to hold, various positions and appointments
including: Commissioner for the BC Forest
Resources Commission, member of the Provincial Task Force
on the Environment and Economy in BC, member of the Provincial
Devolution Committee (Assembly of First Nations), Director
of the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) Art Foundation,
Director for the Native Fishing Association, member of
the Vancouver Chief of Police’s Advisory Committee,
SFU’s President’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal
issues and UBC Advisory Board member for their Chinook
Program. He is also a founding member of the Administration
of Aboriginal Government Program-- a certificate program
at the University of Victoria and formed the Presidents
Advisory Council on Aboriginal Issues at the University
Matt and Royal Bank Financial Group were
presented with a “End Racism Award for 1999” by
the Government of BC on March 19, 1999 and then Matt
received a “Distinguished
Service Award-Human Rights” by the Vancouver Multiculturalism
Society in October/99, for the Cross Cultural Awareness
Training sessions that Matt developed and conducted for
the bank and any other interested organizations. Matt
also received an “Outstanding Tsimshian Achievement
Award” from the Vancouver local Tsimshian Tribal
Matt revitalized his
Management Consulting Company again in May of 2000.
Matt has made the decision to leave Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) and return to his own company as of June 1, 2009.
He is of Tsimshian/Heiltsuk & English heritage,
married and has six children and three grandchildren.