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Executive Management Team

Executive Management Team

David Highfield

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

Connie Fair

David joined BC Assessment in 1975 and has since held a variety of appraisal and leadership positions throughout the province.  He last served as the Assessor in the Vancouver Sea to Sky Region.

David is an Accredited Appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI) and holds a professional designation with the Real Estate Institute of BC (RI). He has served on the Boards of a variety of business-related and professional organizations and is currently Past President of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He is often called on for presentations, training and facilitation.

Duane Bates

Acting Vice President, Assessment

Duane-Bates-016-Edit_web.jpgDuane has been with BC Assessment since 1996 holding various appraisal, supervisory, management, and senior management positions working in six different BC Assessment offices.  He is currently on the BC Assessment Executive Committee and oversees the operations of all the assessment regions in the province. 

Duane is an Accredited Appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI).  He has a background in Urban Land Economics & Business Administration. He has been a member of the BC Association’s Board of Directors and now chairs BCAAIC’s Okanagan PCI Interview Panel.

Andy Hoggarth

Vice President Finance & Executive Financial Officer

Andy is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager, and a Certified Corporate Director.

Prior to joining BC Assessment in 2008, Andy served 22 years in the electricity and water utility industries in various senior executive roles. Andy began his career in public accounting providing financial, audit and tax services.  He has also served as a Director on a number of not-for-profit and private corporate boards. 

Andy is a member of the Curve Lake First Nation.  He was educated in Ontario receiving his Directorship Designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; his Bachelor of Administration degree from Lakehead University; advanced college diplomas in both Financial Management and Human Resources Management from Sir Sandford Fleming College; and a Certificate in Public Procurement Law & Practice from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. 

John Madden

Vice President, People 

John is a career human resources and corporate services executive who has led teams in both the public and private sector.  As Vice President Human Resources and Public Safety at TransLink, he was responsible for developing and integrating human resource and public safety initiatives across the TransLink companies from 2005 until 2010. 

Prior to TransLink, John led Human Resources and Corporate Law at ICBC for four years.  He was a member of the executive team that turned ICBC around both financially and in customer ratings.  John started his career with Canadian Airlines, where he played key roles in a number of mergers and restructurings over nearly 20 years.

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management from UBC.  He has been active on a number of non-profit boards and in the Vancouver business community.

John Yannacopoulos

Vice President, Customer

John Yannacopoulos is focussed on building relationships with customers and ensuring BC Assessment is an optimum source of property information. John began his appraisal career in 1983 and has worked throughout the province on a variety of BC Assessment assignments and projects including previous leadership roles as the Regional Assessor for the Fraser Valley, Field Operations Assessor, Acting VP of Field Operations, Acting VP of Human Resources, and Acting Executive Director of Information Technology Services & Field Operations.

John holds appraisal accreditations with the Real Estate Institute of BC and the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). He is a past President of the BC Association of AIC and a past AIC National Vice-President and Board of Directors member. He also possesses Executive Development and Management Development Certificates from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

Corrie Barclay

Vice President, Information & Technology Services

CorrieBarclayweb.jpgCorrie joined BC Assessment in 2015 and has an extensive background providing Information Management/Information Technology consulting services, project directorship and management consulting services with an emphasis on strategy, implementation, change and communications.

Corrie possesses over twenty-five years of experience in information technology, financial and strategy planning disciplines including transformation service contracts with Shared Services BC, Higher Education Sector and the Pan-Canadian Public Health Initiative as well as work with many of the ministries within the provincial government. 

Corrie holds a Certified Management Accountant designation and a Business Diploma with a focus on Technology and Finance.