Danielle Van Huizen has over 12 years’ experience advising organizations’ Indigenous relations strategies and leading engagements on major projects. Danielle assists clients in developing projects or programs that meaningfully contribute to communities. She works across several sectors – energy, mining, transportation, infrastructure and education – in providing Indigenous relations advice, including designing strategic engagement plans, negotiating project or partnership agreements, and resolving issues or conflicts.
Before joining Kirk & Co., Danielle worked at BC Hydro, serving as senior advisor to the CEO and senior manager in Indigenous Relations. In these roles, she was responsible for developing and leading the company’s Indigenous relations strategy, leading all negotiations, and overseeing and advising on the implications of policy development and regulatory changes to the business.
Danielle played varsity volleyball at the University of British Columbia for five years while studying Human Kinetics. She then completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at the SFU Beedie School of Business.
Danielle is based in Vancouver.