Philip Steenkamp began his five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University in January 2019. He previously held the role of vice-president, external relations, at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, and has held senior leadership positions in multiple provincial ministries over a 17-year career in the public service. Steenkamp is currently chair of the board of the Conversation Canada.
President and Vice-Chancellor
Royal Roads University
HOMETOWN: Francistown, Botswana. FUN FACT: “I write haikus.” GREATEST SUCCESS: “Implementing the addition of 25,000 additional post-secondary seats in B.C. Oversight of provincial involvement in the 2010 Olympics.” PET PEEVE: “Hidden agendas.” FAVOURITE BOOK: “A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul.”