Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO of Transformation International an award winning First Nation Social and Economic Development company. Carol Anne is a recognized First Nation’s business leader with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England.
Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island. Carol Anne was recently appointed as a senior advisor on the Canadian Federal Economic Growth Council. The Council advises the Federal Finance Minister Morneau on Canadian economic growth. Carol Anne is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics- a Global Power Shift’ Transformation’s work has been recognized with a BC Aboriginal Outstanding Business Achievement Award, a Creating Wealth Award from the National Indigenous Council of Elders and Business of the Year Award from the Nuu chah nulth Economic Development Corporation. In November 2015, Carol Anne was also recently nominated for work in multi-culturalism by the BC Government.
Carol Anne is a leader, advisor, and facilitator in areas related to community development, nation building, business management, economic development, governance, corporate engagement, industry development, finance and resource management.
Carol Anne currently serves as Director on the McGill University Institute of the Study of Canada and the national Canadian Community Economic Development Network. Previously Carol Anne served as Director on the Vancouver Island Investment Fund, the World Fisheries Trust, the Victoria Community Micro Lending Society, the Community Social Planning Council as well as a founding Director for the BC First Nations Health Authority.
Carol Anne has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics – building and developing local Indigenous economies. Carol Anne is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics – a Global Power Shift.’ Carol Anne has been an instructor at Camosun Business School Leadership Program, the University of Winnipeg’s Masters in Indigenous Community Planning Program and currently at Simon Fraser University’s Community Economic Development Program and the Banff Center’s Indigenous Business Program where she is also currently a Fleck Fellow.