Sue Hammell, Canadian Alternate Commissioner

Sue has extensive provincial government experience having served as the MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers for several successive terms. She has served in multiple cabinet positions, including Minister of Housing, Recreation and Consumer Services, Minister Responsible for Co-operatives, and Minister for Women’s Equality. She served as government caucus chair and on several legislative committees.

Sue is also a founding member of the Minerva Foundation for B.C. Women. Since 2000, Sue has worked with the National Democratic Institute in the U.S., travelling to the Middle East to work with emerging political parties and female candidates. In 2002, Sue was the Executive Director for the Surrey Aboriginal Society, developing a modern urban centre with an annual budget of over $2 million.