Chris Freek

Senior Manager, VP Finance & Operations Communications

Chris Freek

Chris leads strategic communications across the University of British Columbia’s VP Finance & Operations portfolio. Known for his warm and collaborative style, Chris helps the VP Finance & Operations portfolio use communications strategies to drive operational success while strengthening UBC’s brand and reputation.

Throughout his career, Chris has achieved notable success using fluency in operations, design, systems, and technology to deliver measurably improved business results. Recognition has included multiple national and international awards for his work within the legal, health care, and financial sectors.

Chris is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. In addition he holds associate degrees in both Management and Marketing as well as multiple certifications in Mediation, Negotiation, and Communications—including certification with the International Association of Business Communicators.

In his spare time he enjoys exploring BC and the Pacific Coast with his family. He lives with his wife and their young son in the seaside village of Steveston, in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond.