Appointed Chair and CEO effective December 31, 2015. Prior to appointment as Chair, served as Commissioner from November 2010 – December 30, 2015. Bachelor of Applied Science, University of Toronto; Professional Engineer (British Columbia); Licentiate in Accounting, Society of Management Accountants Canada; certified with the ICD.D designation in 2013 by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Consultant with over 25 years of experience in the information technology sector, specializing in project management, business and technical analyst services.
Appointed in October 2008. Bachelor of General Studies, Simon Fraser University. Retired in 2007 as Vice President, Product Development and Support for the British Columbia Automobile Association; held various other executive roles with the British Columbia Automobile Association, including Vice President Sales, Director of Travel Services; Merchandise Investment Manager and Store Manager with the Hudson Bay Company, B.C. Region; currently a member of the Board of Consumer Protection British Columbia.
Appointed in March 2016. Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Manitoba; FCPA, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia; C.Dir, Chartered Director, McMaster University; MBA, University of Wales; completed Enterprise Risk Management Certificate, Stanford University. President of Upturn Consulting Ltd.; Chair of the Board of Consumer Protection British Columbia; member of the Board of Directors of British Columbia Life Insurance Ltd.; past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia; former board member of Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria, Medic Alert Foundation and RaxMax Industries Advisory Board.
Appointed in February 2016. Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Economics), University of Manitoba; Bachelor of Law, University of British Columbia. Practiced law at Lawson Lundell LLP primarily in the area of complex litigation with a focus on commercial, construction, engineering, products liability, insurance and regulatory issues for the last 44 years and has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, courts in B.C. and Alberta and regulatory tribunals; Chartered Arbitrator and has mediated and arbitrated numerous disputes; an elected Bencher of the Law Society of B.C. in 1998, served as its President in 2003 – 2004 and is currently an Adjudicator on Law Society Panels hearing disciplinary and credential hearings; has served on many Boards, including the Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation, Vancouver Art Gallery, Crofton House School and the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre.
Appointed in December, 2017. Bachelor of Arts (English and French) and Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia. Certified Corporate Counsel designation. Past President of British Columbia Law Society, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, People’s Law School, Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals and BC Autism Association. Former Vice President, Legal and General Counsel at TimberWest Forest Corp., Corporate Counsel at Intrawest ULC and Senior Counsel at BC Gas Inc.; current Director of Vancouver Airport Authority, BC Unclaimed Property Society and Arts Club Theatre Society.
Appointed in March 2014. Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), University of British Columbia; Master of Business Administration, Stanford University. Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers; President of two operating companies; principal and director of private consulting firm; Director, Vancouver Coastal Health, Dalai Lama Centre and Gateway Theatre Society.
Appointed June 2014. Bachelor of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University; FCPA, Fellow Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia; completed Directors Education Program and Not-for-Profit Governance Course with the Institute of Corporate Directors. 30 years audit experience with Deloitte, serving as the leader of Deloitte’s B.C. audit practice prior to retirement in 2014; Director of Great Canadian Gaming Corp.; Member of Executive Committee, Canada’s Energy and Utility Regulators (CAMPUT); served on Council of Institute of Chartered Accounts of B.C. and as President in 2019/10; past Director of Quest University, Vancouver Social Venture Partners, British Columbia Paraplegic Foundation, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Vancouver Enterprise Forum, B.C. Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Addiction Foundation.
Appointed June 2016. Juris Doctor, UBC Law School; Bachelor of Arts, McGill University. Previously Associate Counsel at Alexander Holburn Beaudin and Lang practicing corporate and governance law, and General Counsel for Chevron Canada Limited, Products Division; Past President and Vice President of the British Columbia Law Society; and former member of the Board of B.C. Pavilion Corporation, the owner and operator of the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place.
Appointed in December 2018. Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia; Master of Laws (International Environmental Law), SOAS at the University of London. Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Manitoba; Master of Science, University of Alberta. Former prosecutor with the Attorney General and general counsel for several mineral exploration companies. Has served as National President for CISV Canada.
Appointed in December 2018. Diploma of Technology (Financial Management) from British Columbia Institute of Technology; earned Chartered Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 1985; Chartered Professional Accountants of BC member. Extensive career of more than 30 years working in British Columbia’s energy utilities in a variety of management and executive roles including Former Chief Regulatory Officer for FortisBC and BC Hydro.
Appointed in June 2012. Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), Concordia University; Master of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University; Certified Management Consultant; Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants. Served five years as Assistant Managing Director and Chief Economist, the Vancouver Board of Trade; Managing Director of BMA Ltd., a management consulting and project management firm specializing in project management, strategic planning and corporate turnarounds for several industries including transportation, finance, manufacturing, health care and utilities.
Appointed in March 2016. Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Computing Science), University of Cambridge; Master of Business Administration, University of Cambridge. Previously held the role of CEO with two information technology businesses and executive leadership roles at Health Insurance B.C. and Pacific Blue Cross; mentor to entrepreneurs for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, and to students of the University of Cambridge’s MPhil. Management program; former member of the B.C. Medical Association’s Council on Health Promotion.
Appointed in December 2011. Bachelor of Science, Notre Dame University of Nelson; Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Ecology), University of British Columbia. Currently Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary; retired in 2008 as Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Calgary; specialized in the technical and economic aspects of resource development and management; held appointments to the National Energy Board of Canada and with the Ministries of Energy and Mines and Environment in Ecuador under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme.