Kenneth Eng is an experienced Canadian management executive working and residing in British Columbia. Shortly after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia, Mr. Eng found his start in the executive management field. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Eng served as Business Manager for Fraser Academy, a Vancouver-based, private school that focuses on the education of children with developmental difficulties such as dyslexia. The seven years that Mr. Eng spent as a manager at Fraser Academy honed his skills and experience as an executive manager to an enormous extent. In his tenure at the academy, among other accomplishments, Mr. Eng helped reduce cost at the school by 20%, while simultaneously increasing enrollment. Perhaps the most fulfilling accomplishment Mr. Eng achieved was his successful implementation of a bursary and scholarship program at the school for low-income families.
In 2006, Mr. Eng made a career transition and began applying his knowledge and management expertise in aiding the growth of a new institution, namely the well-known David Suzuki Foundation. As many familiar with environmental organizations know, the David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based, non-profit environmental organization that helps bring support to a number of environmental causes, including directing attention toward the effects of climate change, as well as helping to protect wildlife and their habitats.
Mr. Eng came in as the foundation's Director of Finance and Administration and, under this title, Mr. Eng made fundamental and organization-wide improvements its business.
He not only was instrumental in saving the foundation approximately $75,000 per year through a more sensitive auditing system, Mr. Eng also delivered a $750,000 office renovation and expansion for the institution on time and under budget. Inter-company communication is a quality that Mr. Eng ranks high in his executive management philosophy, and with that in mind, he's also proud to have opened and widened the lines of communication between project managers and financial and operations personnel at The David Suzuki Foundation.
Besides beginning his tenure at the David Suzuki Foundation, 2006 also saw Mr. Eng begin a career as a management consultant to small businesses in and around the Vancouver area. His first client was sports clothing retailer, Second Wave Sports, and in the three years that Mr. Eng served as their consultant, he was able to save the company 15% in tax dollars, as well as reduce the company's shrinkage amount by $10,000 annually by implementing heightened inventory controls.
In 2010, Mr. Eng brought his management skills to one more organization when he was hired on as Director of Finance and Operations at the North Shore Disability Resource Centre in Vancouver. Similar to his accomplishments at the Fraser Academy and the David Suzuki Foundation, Mr. Eng once again implemented improved accounting and auditing measures at the centre and instilled better management organization to facilitate improved efficiency and service.
Today, Mr. Eng enjoys continuing his career as a management consultant to Vancouver- based businesses, something that occupies much of his time, and is also working to complete his Masters of Business Administration degree at Heriot Wyatt University.
In his free time, Mr. Eng loves to satisfy his passion for movie trivia.
Kenneth Eng's Recent Articles
Change Management: It’s Not about Small Coins Anymore
During my consulting work with Re/Max, the David Suzuki Foundation, Second Wave Sports, and North Shore Disability, to lighten a tense work environment, I would sometimes wear the nametag, “Kenneth Eng of Vancouver, BC – Change Manager.” It was a quick way to make some extra coin (no pun intended). But really, as the title […]
Posted: February 6th, 2014 under General.