Fiona is co-founder and director of The Entwistle Family Foundation, a charitable foundation focused on helping at-risk youth in Canada to realize their full potential. Fiona is also a director of the TELUS Vancouver Community Board, a charitable organisation focused on enabling vulnerable youth to succeed. She is proud to be a part of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation and is excited to support its efforts to improve the lives of young Canadians in need through her philanthropic and corporate experience.
Born and raised in Ireland, Fiona moved to Canada with her family in 2000. Since then, her focus has been on supporting her family and actively volunteering in the community. Fiona’s volunteer experience includes ongoing support at her children’s schools, fund-raising events, public relations and hands on work. She has volunteered for organisations such as Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, BC Children’s Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and UBC Museum of Anthropology.
Prior to moving to Canada, Fiona worked as a company executive in the UK. During her 10 years in London, Fiona achieved extensive experience in investor relations, management accounting, corporate finance and public relations in the Music and Communications industries. Fiona held roles such as SVP of Investor Relations for PolyGram Music and Film, a worldwide entertainment company and major music label that expanded into the largest global entertainment company at that time, VP of Investor Relations at Cable and Wireless Communications, the UK’s largest Cable TV provider and Corporate Finance Professional at Cable and Wireless PLC, a multinational communications company.
Fiona has a Bachelor of Science (Management) from Trinity College Dublin and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, having studied at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the UK. Fiona also studied Advanced Corporate Finance at the London Business School.