Senior Leadership Team
SUMAIR MIRZA - Chief Operating Officer
Sumair oversees operations and execution at World Vision Canada and has more than a decade of leadership experience in marketing, consulting and product development. Previously, Sumair worked with GE Capital and Element Fleet Management and possesses a unique blend of creative, technological, and analytical skills. He has also acquired a deep knowledge of commercial, sourcing and IT. Sumair honed his business acumen by attending executive courses at acclaimed institutions such as GE Crotonville Management Institute and Harvard Business School. He is actively involved in his community through local volunteer work and through the Toronto Swatow Baptist Church, where he has been a Sunday School teacher, chair of the church board, and chair of the Christian education committee.
SHELLEY PACHECO - Chief People Officer
Shelley provides leadership to the People & Culture Division that supports World Vision Canada’s staff across the country. She has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and leadership development and has provided executive leadership to a variety of for-profit organizations in the engineering, construction and technology industries. Shelley has broad experience in talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness, compensation management, coaching and workplace culture. Shelley is a Certified Human Resources Leader and a Certified Professional Coach. Shelley is active in her community, serving most recently as a member of the Board of the Halton Poverty Round Table.
Chief Finance and Administration Officer
Anita Tong joined World Vision Canada 15 years ago and has led several teams, including financial planning and analysis, corporate performance, and efficiency innovation. As World Vision Canada’s Chief Finance and Administration Officer, Anita leads our finance, accounting and shared services functions, including our customer care and legal teams. A Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant, Anita previously held finance leadership roles at Allstream and Ernst & Young LLP. Anita holds a BA (Honours – Chartered Accountancy Studies) and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Waterloo. Anita enjoys spending time with her family which includes serving at their church on the finance and risk committee, and in outreach programs.
KEVIN ANDREWS - Vice President, Brand, Communications and Engagement
Kevin Andrews brings over 20 years’ experience in Brand and Product Marketing leadership and a passion for purposeful brands that connect with their customers in authentic and meaningful ways. He has a broad range of marketing expertise in the technology and consumer packaged goods industries, having worked for leading organizations such as Microsoft Canada, Sharp Electronics Canada, and LG Canada. Kevin most recently led the top President’s Choice® and no name® brands for Loblaw Companies Ltd. Kevin has a BBA from the University of Toronto with a Marketing major and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. He remains actively involved as alumni at both the University of Toronto and the Schulich School of Business programs, volunteering as a guest-lecturer on various topics to the next generation of marketing leaders.
Vice President of Customer Experience and Vision Partners
Kim leads the strategic direction of customer experience and philanthropic engagement at World Vision Canada. She has expertise in areas including brand management, product marketing and demand generation. Kim’s leadership experience and marketing skills were honed at industry-leading organizations such as KPMG, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble. She has certifications in both Project Management and Executive Marketing Management, as well as an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Kim has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Tyndale University College & Seminary, Muskoka Bible Ministries and Oakville Hospital Foundation.
HORACE MATTHEWS - Vice President, Digital & Information Technology
Horace is in charge of building and leading multi-disciplinary technical teams to support marketing and technology initiatives at World Vision Canada. He has more than two decades of experience in information technology and has a deep expertise in digital transformation, enterprise architecture and cloud technologies. He has spent time working in both public and private sector organizations, including The City of Toronto, GS1 Canada, Rogers Communications and CGI. Horace has a computer science degree and is an accredited Project Management Professional. He also volunteers at Kingdom House Christian Centre and is a youth mentor and sponsor.
- Vice President, Programs and Policy
James oversees a global portfolio of program commitments and advocacy initiatives. He has more than 30 years of experience in international development with a focus on child rights and justice issues. He has worked for World Vision Canada since 2005 in various management and field-facing roles. Previously, he worked in India with faith-based organizations, para-governmental agencies and organizations that promote people’s collectives and movements. James has a Master’s Degree in International Development from the University of Pune, India. James also serves on the Board of St. Bede’s Anglican Church in Toronto.