Author: Alana Dickson (Alana Dickson)
Special Events Operations Manager
A self-described program perfectionist, logistics expert and deadline junkie, Annabel supports the BCHF in managing the Okanagan, Vancouver and Victoria annual Golf Tournaments, as well as BCHF’s #HospitalityHustle virtual event. Annabel has over 25 year of large scale event and conference management, both as an independent consultant and through her Hospitality Industry Management roles. Annabel has executed flawless events for a diverse selection of leading brands such as Telus, Lululemon, HSBC, Manulife Financial, KPMG, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Hockey Canada and the Chinese Embassy. An Ontario transplant now firmly rooted in Vancouver, Annabel holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts & Psychology from Carleton University. In her few moments of downtime, she enjoys training for triathlons, running, traveling and spending time with her young son. To contact Annabel, email her at email@example.com
Before retiring Alan was the first Executive Director of the BCHF (2009-2016). He has been involved in the Hospitality Industry his entire professional career. Firstly, in Hotel Management both In the UK and Canada. In Canada he managed 3 Hotels for Delta Hotels & Resorts and ultimately became their Corporate Director of Food and Beverage. Since the early 90’s Alan has operated ABDM Enterprises a company focused on purchasing and procurement for the Hotel industry. He has taught in the Hospitality programme at Vancouver Community College and was involved for many years running the BC Hotels’ Association Charity Golf Tournament. Alan enjoys travel, playing golf and tennis and is the besotted grand father of two gorgeous granddaughters.
Lucy is a lawyer with more than eight years of volunteer experience in strategic and governance areas in the Greater Vancouver Area. Lucy worked as an associate lawyer with the Maritime in Mexico for six years before relocating to BC. She was a legal assistant for seven years at the law firms Hartshorne & Mehl and Shapray Cramer in Vancouver. From 2004 to 2015, she focused on starting a family and caring for her two sons while actively volunteering in her sons’ Elementary school and taking key roles at the Carisbrooke Elementary Parent Advisory Council. A trustee and former chair of the North Vancouver District Public Library board, she developed fundraising strategies, reviewed board policies and worked on trustee orientation and recruitment parameters. She cemented her passion for the hospitality industry with a stage as a baker for two years with Cobs Bread.