Andrea W. Rowe
Lawyer
Andrea was born in Nova Scotia and, as part of a military family, lived in a number of communities in Canada and Western Europe. She obtained a bachelor of journalism degree from Carleton University in 1981 and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1988 and thereafter articled with the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In 1990 she obtained her LL.M. from the University of Toronto and was called to the Bar of Ontario. She practised pensions, trusts and estate law at a national firm in Toronto until 1996. In 1994, Andrea was seconded to the Ontario Pension Commission as Counsel to the Superintendent of Pensions.

Andrea was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1996 and joined Swift Datoo shortly thereafter. Her practice involves general solicitor's work with an emphasis on estate planning and corporate commercial law.

Andrea is a past member of the Board and Chair of the North Island College Foundation, past member of the Board and Vice Chair of North Island College, and past member of the Board, Corps of Commissionaires, for Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Yukon. Andrea is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association and a past member of the Soroptomist International Club of Courtenay and the Women's Business Network. She is a frequent lecturer for the Comox Valley Elder College and speaks regularly on the subjects of wills and estate planning and the legal obligations of directors of charitable organizations, not-for-profit organizations and charities.