Kaoru Coates

Finance + Operations Director
Dip. FA
“My job is more than just crunching numbers. I interact with people all day long, and that adds up to more than just a job for me.” —KC

Kaoru is the financial director and partner at Ion. Her style is friendly, open and detail oriented. You can expect your dealings with her to be upfront and direct. Kaoru provides financial oversight and studio organization for the firm. She graduated from Emily Carr University in studio with a major in ceramics.

She has gone on to be more involved in the administrative side of the arts, managing the Gallery of BC Ceramics for four years and working at Circle Craft while teaching pottery prior to joining Ion.

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