Angela Williams, CPHR

Deputy CEO and A/VP Collections, Research and International Programs

Angela Williams has spent more than 25 years improving organizations by putting their people first. Angela is passionate about guiding the power of people and their ideas, and as the executive champion for the Royal BC Museum’s site development and renewal project, leads a team of professionals who oversee property management and operations; risk management and security services; human resources and volunteer services; marketing and corporate partnerships; public and media relations; business development; information technology; digital preservation; the BC Archives; freedom of information/protection of privacy; records management; access to collections; and the Royal BC Museum’s fundraising program.

Angela’s work in the human resources field has been recognized through recognition from the BC Human Resource Management Association as a 2006 Award of Excellence finalist, and her championing of sustainability initiatives within the Royal BC Museum earned her recognition by BC Hydro as a Powersmart finalist in 2009. Angela is passionate about business, tourism, leadership and social and environmental responsibility. She has made presentations related to the power of leadership and collaboration for Women in Leadership conference and on a museum’s responsibility to ecology and environmental sustainability for ICOM NatHist and the Canadian Museums Association conference.

Angela joined the Royal BC Museum in 2003 after 14 years in human resources and information technology departments at three provincial ministries. She has received a masters-level certificate in leadership from Royal Roads University; is a designated Canadian Professional in Human Resources (CPHR); studied business and accounting at Camosun College; and studied sciences (math and physics) and English at the University of Victoria. Williams is also an active volunteer in the community; a former board member of the Tourism Industry Association of BC, former vice chair and board member of the Victoria CoolAid Society and former president of the German Canadian Cultural Society of Victoria.

In her spare time, Angela collects accordions and plays enthusiastically (and relatively well) to the surprised delight of friends and family. She plays in an accordion band (which sometimes gets paid for performances rather than being paid not to play!) and her repertoire ranges from the rich, melodic folk songs of the Balkans, contemporary pop and traditional folk music, polkas and waltzes.

Education

Angela Williams has received a masters-level certificate in leadership from Royal Roads University; is a designated Canadian human resource professional (CHRP); studied business and accounting at Camosun College; and studied sciences (math and physics) and English at the University of Victoria.

Contact Angela Williams, CPHR

Email: awilliams@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca