Celeste Haldane

Chief Commissioner
BC Treaty Commission

Celeste Haldane, QC, is serving her second term as chief commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission. She is Musqueam (Coast Salish) and Metlakatla (Tsimshian) from the Sparrow and Haldane families and has European ancestry. Haldane is a practising lawyer and was appointed Queen’s counsel in 2019. Drawing on over 25 years of experience, her specializations are in Indigenous law and corporate governance.

BUCKET LIST: Racing cars.
BEST ADVICE: Remember you are not the smartest person in the room – be humble.
LOOKING AHEAD: Facilitating treaty negotiation tables to finalize their treaties.
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE: Ruth Bader Ginsburg.