Sandra Hamilton is Canada’s First Social MBA and a Public Sector Social Procurement Advisor. Hamilton works with all three levels of government and with public owners to modernize procurement processes and achieve more social value through public sector supply chains.
She is the former Business Manager to Vancouver 2010 Olympics CEO John Furlong and has designed both British Columbia’s & Alberta’s first Social Procurement Frameworks.
Hamilton is a speaker and Canadian nominee to address the World Trade Organization (WTO) Symposium on Sustainable Government Procurement in Geneva in February.
In March, Hamilton will be speaking on the topic of Social Procurement at the 2017 Canadian Construction Conference in Mexico.
Current Areas of Focus
Advancing Social Innovation in the Public Sector
World Trade Organization, Geneva - WTO Symposium on Sustainable Government Procurement
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta
Village of Cumberland, Town of Qualicum Beach, City of Victoria
Vancouver Island Construction Association - Social Value in Infrastructure - Community Benefit Pilot
Canadian Construction Association - CCA 2017 Conference - Mexico
North Island College - FEED Comox Valley local food into institutions initiative
Sandra Hamilton is no stranger to guiding and inspiring organisations through periods of intense transition. As a Business Manager she has managed the transitions, reputations and new businesses of clients such as VANOC CEO John Furlong and Olympic rower Silken Laumann. She is very comfortable developing big visions and new ideas.
Sandra is a thought provocateur, well known for her innovative, strategic thinking and ability to connect people to opportunity. She is passionate about developing business strategies to drive social change and rural economic development . Inspired by nature, Sandra lives and works from her home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
In Vancouver she held a number of management positions: Senior Partner, Twentyten Group Strategic Sponsorship & Marketing, Director of Marketing at The Vancouver Sun, Sales Manager for Vancouver Magazine and Publisher/owner of BC Woman Magazine.
Sandra Hamilton – Business Manager to Mr John Furlong, CEO, Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
After the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Hamilton was appointed Business Manager to VANOC CEO John Furlong and later joined the Twentyten Group a Strategic Marketing and Sponsorship company as Senior Partner. Known as a results oriented marketer Hamilton has a talent for connecting people to opportunity and has operated a successful marketing consulting business since 1995. Formerly Director of Marketing at The Vancouver Sun, Owner/Publisher of BC Woman Magazine, Business Manager to Olympic medal rower Silken Laumann, Communications Consultant to the 2010 bid committee, Vice President of Silken’s Active Kids Movement and Sales Manager at Vancouver Magazine, Sandra Hamilton brings over 25 years of sales & marketing experience to her clients. Recently Hamilton created The Pacific Kiss Oyster
brand and provided International Marketing advice to The British Columbia Shellfish Industry.