Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Gay Hamilton joined CAPAM in November 2012, bringing almost two decades of experience in association management and capacity building. She previously led three national organizations as Executive Director – the HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector, Laubach Literacy Canada and Canadian Language Benchmarks. Gay has volunteered on numerous boards and committees including an advisory committee to the Minister of State for Literacy in Canada.
Her energy and enthusiasm is often directed toward supporting groups and organizations to maximize their collective potential and achieve their desired outcomes. She has extensive experience in organizational review and restructuring, and has taught courses on the fundamentals of fundraising as well as grant and proposal writing.
Gay speaks two languages and studied Business Management at Ahuntsic College in Montreal and Economics at McGill University.
Commonwealth countries represent a variety of cultures, traditions and histories. It is this very diversity that exemplifies the real strength behind CAPAM. By members sharing their unique experiences with other Commonwealth countries, all nations gain greater insight into governance and public administration issues of the day.
Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia
Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka
Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom
Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu