VRCA board and president agree to part ways

Journal of Commerce | DCN-JOC News Services | February 1, 2021

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Fiona Famulak and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) are parting ways.

Famulak has served as the group’s president since 2013. In a statement to VRCA members, it was announced that after recent discussions, the group’s board of directors and Famulak agreed to the change.

“The Board of Directors would like to thank Fiona for her time at the VRCA, and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours,” read the statement. “As we navigate the path forward during these difficult and challenging times of a global pandemic, the VRCA principles that have been in place and served us well for over 90 years, will remain. It forms a strong foundation, which enables us to seamlessly move forward into the next chapter. We remain focused on serving our Members by listening to your needs and providing value.”

Famulak was born in the Scottish village of Strichen. She later attended university in Aberdeen and graduated in 1986 with a degree in economic science and accounting.

By 1989, she qualified as a chartered accountant and was employed by the company that later became KPMG.

Famulak worked in London, Paris and Hong Kong but eventually she found her way to Whistler where she became a consultant and managed a construction company that built high-end homes. She created a strata management company. Five years later, she sold the company to a local competitor.

An active Whistler Chamber of Commerce board member, Famulak next became CEO of the busy not-for-profit organization. It was a post she held for five years, including during the Winter Olympics.