Debra Hewson is President and CEO of Odlum Brown Limited, a full-service investment firm headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Debra leads with objective and strategic insight developed from an accomplished career in the investment industry spanning almost 30 years.
Debra has earned a reputation for her vision, passion and dedication as a leader in the business community. In 2016, Debra received a BC CEO Award from Business in Vancouver and in 2015 was a recipient of a Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Award from Business in Vancouver. In 2012, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was a recipient of the 2012 BC Community Achievement Award. Debra was inducted into the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100: Hall of Fame in 2012, after being recognized as one of the Top 100 for three consecutive years. She was also recognized as one of BC’s 100 Women of Influence by the Vancouver Sun.
Debra is a strong supporter of Odlum Brown’s sponsorship and charitable giving programs. She is a board member of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and the Alzheimer Society of BC, a member of the Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board and an Industry Director for the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. She has been a board member of the United Way of the Lower Mainland and was a Campaign Cabinet Co-chair for the 2011/12 Annual Campaign.