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Ric Matthews

Ric Matthews

Ric Matthews

Executive Management Professional

Breakout session 4: Culture and the Bottom Line: How positive cultures create high performing organizations | February 24, 2016 | Vancouver

Executive Management Professional

Ric is an executive management professional with over 20 years experience in for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. He has led organizational development initiatives in Canada, the USA, South America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, Thailand and Africa. .

As an ordained minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, Ric had the privilege of working with Desmond Tutu on a number of joint projects. During the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994, he chaired the local Peace Committee and the Reconstruction and Development Committee for the Johannesburg East region.

Ric has extensive experience in inter-group trust building and invented a board game called Know Me (widely used across the world to enable conflict resolution and relationship-building).

From 2007 to 2013 Ric worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as Executive Minister at First United Church Mission and as Executive Director at New Way Community Society

During 2013 and 2014 Ric served as the Director Regional Operations, for the Vancouver Island & Vancouver Coastal Region of Community Living BC

Ric is deeply committed to social and ecological justice with a passion for helping individuals, organizations and communities to achieve their full potential.


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