About The Directors

Katherine Hill is the Chief Financial Officer of Hill Aircraft Services Ltd., serving in this position since 1995. She runs day-to-day operations and manages the Hill Aviation Centre, providing renown customer service and excellence in repair and refurbishment. Extremely active in her community, Katherine leads by example in lending a hand to those in need. Katherine serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the Kimberley Foundation.

Dr. Rosalind Morris studied literature, philosophy and anthropology as an undergraduate, and received her PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1994.  Since then, she has taught at Columbia University, where she is currently Professor of Anthropology. She has also taught at Cornell University and the University of Witwatersrand, and has lectured widely, both in the United States and internationally. Rosalind has been honoured with the Lenfest Prize at Columbia University and the Lichstern lectures at the University of Chicago. She has also received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Institutes for Advanced Study in Princeton and Stellenbosch (South Africa), as well as the Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM), Germany. She has a passion for film and creative work and has been director and producer of films such as Willie and Brewsie and other documentaries on South African mining.

Sue Roppel received her Masters of Arts from the University of Alberta. She has more than 20 years experience in the post-secondary and not-for-profit sector. She has served as Director of Academic Relations and Director of Academic Planning at Simon Fraser University, Director of Strategic Projects at MITACS  where she helped to create the international Globalink program. In 2012 she worked with the Vice Presidents Research and International from the University of Toronto, University of Alberta, and University of British Columbia to create the first international research centre of excellence (IC-IMPACTS) established by the Networks of Centres of Excellence program of the Federal Government of Canada. She became its COO in 2013. In 2017, Ms. Roppel returned to her consulting practice and continues to work with organizations in the creation of unique global innovation programs.  Ms. Roppel serves as Chair of the Kimberley Foundation.

The Kimberley Foundation is supported by the financial and auditing expertise of Mr. Neil Pope, First Vice President, Investment Advisor, CIBC Wood Gundy based in Richmond, B.C., and by Mr. Essop Mia, Principal, Hay & Watson Professional Chartered Accountants, based in Vancouver, B.C.

The Kimberley Foundation is also thankful for the volunteering of Cole R. (Grade 9 student) for his ongoing identification of climate change innovations and news stories for our “Cool Innovations” web pages for the FOCUS! Climate Change contest.

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