Jill Earthy has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of InBC Investment Corp. (InBC) a newly created Crown corporation responsible for a $500-million strategic investment fund that will help B.C.-based businesses grow and diversify the economy.
“InBC is vital to stimulating innovation in B.C., creating family-supporting jobs, and building a resilient and sustainable economy that works for everyone,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation.
“Jill is an accomplished leader in the investment, community and social sectors, and I’m confident that her experience in mentoring young women and future entrepreneurs will lead to meaningful partnerships with potential investors, businesses and communities, while establishing B.C. as a location of choice for investment and as a globally competitive low-carbon jurisdiction.”
Earthy will assume her new role effective mid-December. She has a diverse background in entrepreneurial leadership and supporting women-led businesses. Earthy is an accomplished entrepreneur who has a broad knowledge and understanding of the investment sector and deeply values diversity and inclusivity. Her educational background includes a psychology degree and an MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship.
“I am incredibly excited to be joining InBC as the CEO and look forward to achieving its mandate to position British Columbia as a front-runner in the innovation economy,” said Earthy. “InBC’s vision to create a world-class, sustainable and inclusive economic recovery for the province is inspiring and I am excited to have the opportunity to support B.C. businesses and entrepreneurs through this innovative new fund.”
Earthy is currently the Chief Executive Officer of WeBC (formerly Women’s Enterprise Centre) and former Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr. She also serves on the boards of Sustainable Development Technology Canada and The Forum (formerly the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs).
Earthy has been recognized by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion as a Community Champion, by Business in Vancouver as an Influential Woman in Business, by WXN as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and by Vancouver Magazine as one of the Power 50.