Katy Player


Katy is an HR executive with 20 years’ experience leading large teams and change initiatives in both the public and private sectors.  She currently holds the role of Senior Vice President, People with Canfor, a global leader in the production of wood products and green energy with operations in Canada, the United States and Sweden. During her tenure at Canfor she has been recognized as the 2020 HR Leader of the Year at the Canadian HR Awards and as a nominee for the 2021 YWCA of Metro Vancouver’s Women of Distinction Awards.  

Prior to Canfor, Katy held leadership roles at BC Hydro, UBC and the Township of Langley in a variety of HR, Strategy and Operations roles and served as sessional instructor with Langara College.  She holds a Master’s in Sports Administration from Temple University and a BA in Communications from Stockton University