Roberta Jamieson, president and CEO of Indspire will step down in February 2021 after more than 15 years with the national Indigenous charity.
“I am proud of the tremendous growth and development at Indspire” said Jamieson in a statement released March 26. “There’s been an eightfold increase in bursaries and scholarships – $115 million now goes to more than 37,500 First Nation, Inuit and Métis students.”
Jamieson was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory; and the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario.
“Roberta walks and works in many different worlds” said the Chair of Indspire, David Tuccaro, “but always as a Mohawk woman. Over the years, she has consistently applied her Haudenosaunee values and culture to ensuring that Indspire fulfills its mandate and succeeds in its commitment to the many sponsors and governments who support the transformational objectives of Indspire.”
Laurie Sterritt, partner with the search firm Leaders International Executive Search, will be in charge of finding her replacement.