Michael Messenger , President and CEO, World Vision Canada

Michael Messenger is the President and Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Canada, giving leadership to relief, development and advocacy work supporting the world’s most vulnerable children.

Since he became President and CEO in 2015, Michael has travelled regularly to visit World Vision's work around the world and to advocate on behalf of the people he meets. His keen interest in the most fragile regions and the most vulnerable children has taken him to countries such as South Sudan, where he met mothers and children who were living on the margins. He has spent time among Syrian refugees in Jordan and Syria, and provided on-site assessment following natural disasters such as the 2015 earthquake in Nepal and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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Michael Messenger, World Vision Canada CEO and President and part of our leadership team.

Charlie Fluit, Chief Financial Officer at World Vision Canada

Charlie Fluit, Chief Financial Officer

Charlie Fluit is the Chief Financial Officer, providing oversight and leadership to key financial, technology and operational functions. He joined World Vision Canada in 1990 and was appointed Vice President in 1994.

Charlie has a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant. He has over 35 years of experience in non-profit, manufacturing and public accounting.

Charlie is an active volunteer, currently serving as an elder in a local Reformed church and recently as Past Chair of the Board of Governors of Redeemer University College.

Charlie Guy, Chief People Officer at World Vision Canada

Shelley Pacheco, Chief People Officer
Shelley Pacheco serves as the head of People and Culture for World Vision Canada, leading the team that supports our 600 staff across the country.
Prior to joining World Vision, Shelley spent 25 years in Human Resources and leadership roles in a variety of industries including insurance, entertainment, construction and technology.  She has provided strategic People and Culture expertise to leaders and business owners as both a consultant and an active member of leadership teams.  Shelley is passionate about team development and is committed to Servant Leadership and nurturing it within organizations.  She brings expertise in Total Rewards, Employee Engagement and People and Culture strategy creation.   
Shelley is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and holds the designation of Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with HRPA.  
Shelley is a member of the Board of Directors for the Halton Poverty Roundtable.

Marla Konrad, Chief of Staff at World Vision Canada

Marla Konrad, Chief of Staff

Marla Konrad is Chief of Staff in the Executive Office at World Vision Canada, where she plays an advisory role to the president, and oversees Board Governance, Strategy and Executive Communications.

Her previous posts at World Vision have included Director roles in Strategy, Public Relations and Internal Communications.

Marla has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Music, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University. She is an Accredited Business Communicator with the International Association of Business Communicators, and has spent much of her career in communications roles.

  • Cameron Bailey | Chief Strategy Realization Officer, WVI, Eton, Berkshire, UK
  • Christine Cooper | Head of Diversified Industries, BMO, Mississauga, ON
  • Yolanda Dasselaar, Secretary | Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Canada, Toronto, ON
  • Drew Fitch, Vice-Chair | CPA, CA (retired), former CFO of a public company, Calgary, AB
  • Deborah Holbrook | Lawyer, Pickering, ON
  • Michael Kamel | Partner, Strategy & Business & Corporate Strategy, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Montreal, QC
  • Nicole Kraft | Therapist, Cares Counselling Society, Abbotsford, BC
  • Cheryl Leonhardt, Treasurer | Director, Leonhardt & Associates, Inc., Mississauga, ON
  • Ron McKerlie | President, Mohawk College, Burlington, ON 
  • Rob Meikle | CIO, City of Toronto and Pastor of Kingdom House Christian Centre, Brampton, ON
  • Suanne Miedema, Chair | President, Miedema's Board Consulting Inc., Concord, ON
  • Ken Shigematsu | Senior Pastor, Tenth Church, Vancouver, BC
  • Harry Spaling | Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies, Edmonton, AB