Introducing CPC’s New Executive Director: Christine Ball
We are delighted to introduce Christine (Chris) Ball as the new Executive Director of Career Professionals of Canada (CPC). With a career spanning various sectors, Chris brings a unique blend of valuable qualifications and skills to her new role. Her background includes experience as an executive director, and her expertise lies in strategic planning and team leadership. Her impressive career journey in non-profit association management and operational management positions her perfectly to lead our association toward a future of growth and excellence.
Chris’ path to this role has been marked by inclusivity and transparency. One of her prime strengths is her exceptional interpersonal skills, which are vital for supporting the members and volunteers who are part of CPC’s caring and sharing community. She excels in forging meaningful relationships and connecting with professionals on a personal level. Chris values inviting people to the table and offers a profound commitment to nurturing CPC’s culture of kindness and inclusivity. Underpinned by unwavering integrity and enthusiasm, she builds enduring connections with members and other stakeholders.
As an entrepreneurial leader with a strong track record in change management, governance, marketing, and communications, Chris has collaborated with independently owned businesses, non-profits, and international companies across various industries. Her philosophy of identifying creative solutions to business challenges, and her dedication to fostering collaboration, make her an ideal fit for CPC.
Under her leadership as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of Realtors experienced stability and substantial growth, with membership almost doubling. Chris’ expertise in advertising, communications, and social media was instrumental in attracting new members and elevating the organization’s profile.
In her role as Executive Director at EcoBusiness Network, Chris exhibited innovative thinking and a commitment to performance measurement. She oversaw the organization’s operations and programs, presenting outcomes to the board of directors. Her ability to retain a diverse and highly qualified staff through coaching and personal development demonstrates her dedication to team growth.
Chris’ educational background includes a Certified Governance Professional designation from Governance Professionals of Canada and coursework at the University of Pennsylvania, Lakeland College, Seneca College, York University/Schulich, and Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University).
When Chris isn’t at her desk, you can find her tending to her bees, working in her pottery studio, or collaborating with her local farmers’ market.