Kris Constable is the Vancouver Quadra candidate for the Green Party of Canada. Constable is a global security expert, local business and start-up consultant, environmentalist and international technical advisor in privacy law.
Constable was born in Ontario, and has lived in Victoria and Vancouver for the last 12 years. After working at the highest level in IT Security at Nortel from 1999-2005, in 2007, Constable began consulting as a technical advisor to the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), as well as to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC (OIPC).
Constable became one the first International Trainers for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in 2011. Currently, Constable is the Senior Advisor at PrivaSecTech, a consulting firm specialized in the areas of privacy law, and data security training, testing, and compliance. PrivaSecTech has been ranked by the British Columbia Innovation Council and Techvibes as one of the top 20 startups in Victoria.
Canada’s transformation to a sustainable economy will require profound innovation in our business sector. Constable is thrilled to bring his business expertise to this end. With over 100 media articles and appearances, Constable is experienced in engaging public discourse on critical environmental and civil liberties issues. In 2008, Constable played an instrumental role in saving the largest active green space downtown Victoria from development.
Aside from his extensive security and business consulting background, Constable has had a longstanding focus on innovation through community-building. He organized three IdeaWave conferences on Vancouver Island between 2010-2012, each with fifty speakers presenting compelling new ideas to foster innovation in a wide range of fields. During his time as Director and Treasurer of the Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS), the budget and staff tripled. He has owned a successful cocktail bar and restaurant, was the Director of the Atomic Vaudeville Society for three years, was the President of the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club in 2009, and he created a structure for community meetings to incubate and hatch ideas, which has spread to twelve cities around the world.
Passionate about strengthening Vancouver’s thriving green economy, and about repealing Bill C-51, Constable would be thrilled to represent voters in Vancouver Quadra.