For more than four decades Nini Baird has been known for her work as an arts administrator and advocate. Her management experience spans the arts, post-secondary education, and educational broadcasting as well as corporate and private philanthropy. She has worked on the municipal, provincial, federal and international level. As founding chair of the TELUS Vancouver Community Board (2005-present) she has broadened her experience to corporate community investment in nonprofit organizations providing services to children and youth in the areas of health and wellbeing, education, sport and the arts. A former Director of Programming for Knowledge Network, she is a member of the Knowledge Network Corporation Board (Vice Chair 2006-2010, Chair 2010-present) and continues on the board of British Columbia Film (1994-present). She was a founding member of the BC Arts Council in 1996 (Vice Chair 1998-2001, Chair 2001-2003) and has just completed a six-year term on the board of the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation.