Meet the leadership team of the FMB.
Harold Calla, FCPA, FCGA, CAFM
Harold is a member of the Squamish Nation located in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
After many years of experience in international business, he worked with the Squamish Nation as a negotiator in the areas of economic development, land management and finance and served eight years on the Squamish Council.
He has also acted as an advisor and an arbitrator for First Nations in Western Canada.
Chief Executive Officer
Geordie Hungerford, CFA, CAIA, MBA, LLB
Geordie is a Gwich’in (Northwest Territories and Yukon).
As CEO, Geordie provides leadership on implementing the strategic direction of FMB set by the Board of Directors, while overseeing staff and their work.
He brings deep experience in finance and financial law, with experience as a securities regulatory lawyer, financial tribunal Chair and CEO, management consultant and investment banker. He has also practised Aboriginal and corporate law at a national law firm, driven economic development initiatives for the Gwich’in Nation, and represented the Gwich’in Nation in international Arctic economic development forums. He has initiated and led Indigenous networking and Reconciliation and UNDRIP policy development initiatives at the Canadian Bar Association (BC and National).
Geordie holds an MBA and an MA (East Asian Studies/Chinese) from Stanford University, an LLB from UBC, and an electrical and computer engineering degree from Queen’s University. He is a CFA Charterholder, CAIA Charterholder and an Action Canada Fellow. Geordie is a member of CFA Canada’s Canadian Advisory Committee for investment policy and a member of the Independent Review Committee on Standard Setting in Canada, which is reviewing audit and sustainable standards governance and oversight for Canada.
Director, Market Development, Laws, and Stakeholder Relations
Shayla Point, BA, LLB
Shayla is a member of the Musqueam Indian Band.
As a Director, Shayla leads the Market Development, Laws & Stakeholder Relations team. She joined the FMB in 2011 and is honoured to support First Nations across Canada.
Shayla brings extensive experience working with First Nations from her practice as an associate lawyer at an aboriginal law firm in Vancouver. Her practice area included economic development initiatives, aboriginal rights and title claims, duty to consult & accommodate, and government negotiations.
She leads her team to engage with First Nations to promote the First Nations Fiscal Management Act and to support First Nations in developing their own financial administration laws. Her team also supports First Nations along their journey through the FMB Certifications.
Shayla holds a BA (Psychology) and a LLB from the University of British Columbia. She is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Simon Fraser University studying Indigenous Business and Leadership.
Her passion is to support First Nations in their pursuits of social and economic development.
Director, Capacity Development and Intervention
Melanie Assiniwe, CPA, CA
Melanie leads the Capacity Development and Intervention team.
Working with her team, the FMB supports First Nations by assisting with their journey to achieve Financial Management System Certification. The team accomplishes this by way of providing coaching, mentoring, and training, in areas such as governance over the financial management system, finance, human resources , and information management.
Acting Director, Corporate Services
Scott Munro, CPA, CA, CAFM
Scott leads the Corporate Services team, which delivers high quality administrative, financial and operating support to FMB’s other business lines and the Board of Directors. By working effectively with other colleagues and providing the needed resources, the FMB is able to focus on serving the needs of First Nations and First Nations organizations in a timely and responsive manner.
Scott is currently the Vice Chair of the Public Sector Accounting Board and is active in building partnerships with professional organizations that will promote reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians.
Acting Director, Standards & Certification
Lee Fulla, CPA, CA
Lee leads the Standards & Certification team, which establishes standards for Financial Administration Laws, Financial Management System, Financial Performance and the reporting of local revenues , and provides certification services in relation to those standards where applicable.