Annette Aquin is the Executive Vice-President, Finance and Operations at the Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF). In this role, she oversees assets of more than $125 million and the finance, accounting, investment, human resource and administrative activities of the Foundation. Annette’s work connects the philanthropic interests of citizens with Hamilton’s needs and opportunities, and leverages capital by investing directly in social enterprises, lending vehicles for not-for-profits and charities, affordable housing among other projects. Over the course of her 25-year career as a chartered accountant, she has held positions in public accounting and in the private sector, and has led her own consulting practice. Annette also serves as a Director on the Board of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE).