James Dekker is a member of the Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba and currently works as an HR professional with HSBC Bank Canada in Vancouver, with a specialization in organizational development and talent management. James is interested in the ways in which the private sector can incorporate reconciliation objectives into their business planning, and has been responsible for leading new innovations in diversity and Indigenous recruitment in both the public and private sectors.
James has been recognized with a Public Service Award of Excellence in the category of Employment Equity & Diversity during his time working in the federal government. James has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a major in Human Resources Management. James is a member of the Company of Young Professionals (CYP) through the Vancouver Board of Trade and holds his Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation through the BC Human Resources Management Association. James also sits on the Board of Indspire.