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Governance

The Board of Directors of BC Assessment is committed to leading governance practices and operates in a manner consistent with the Board Resourcing and Development Office’s Best Practice Guidelines.   If you have any questions regarding governance at BC Assessment, please contact Kate Blokmanis, Corporate Secretary.

Judy Rogers

Chair

(November 4, 2009 - November 3, 2018)

Judy Rogers is a senior advisor to private, public, Crown corporations and not-for-profit agencies providing expertise in government affairs and communication, relationship building and managing diversity in the workplace. 

Judy held the role of City Manager of the City of Vancouver from 1999 to 2008 - the first woman to be appointed to the position. It was also under Judy’s leadership that Vancouver won the right to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Judy holds a Masters in Public Administration and Doctorate in Laws (honourary) and is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Service in BC.

Judy is currently the Chair of the BC Assessment Authority as well as Chair of the BC Housing Commission. She is the past Chair of the Board of LIFT Philanthropic Partners, served as Chair of the UBC Alumni Association (2012-2015) and a past President of the Institute of Public Administrators of Canada.

 

Richard Taylor

Vice Chair

(June 16, 2011 - October 31, 2019)

Richard Taylor’s governance interests are focused on local government, not-for-profit and Crown Corporation organizations, reflecting his service as the Executive Director of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities between 1985 and 2007.

Presently, he is a Trustee on the Municipal Pension Plan Board, and a director on the board of Pacific Blue Cross.  He is past Chair of Pacific Blue Cross, BC Pension Corporation and the Municipal Pension Plan. In the voluntary sector he is Chair of the PBC Health Foundation. He was a founding member of CivicInfo Society of BC and the Integrated Cadastral Information Society of BC.

Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria; a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and holds the ICD.D designation. He is Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

 

Sheila Eddin

(June 22, 2012 - June 22, 2018)

Sheila Eddin has extensive experience with planning, designing and implementing business transformation across various industries for the past 20 years.

From 2007 till the end of 2014, she was the Executive Sponsor of Business Transformation, the largest business renewal effort ever undertaken at ICBC, designed to prepare ICBC for the future. Sheila led the strategic planning, design, governance set-up and successful implementation of the numerous transformational projects involving over 500 resources, successfully fulfilling her mandate. Before joining ICBC, Sheila held senior executive roles with Bell Canada, Capgemini, and Ernst & Young. She holds an electrical and computer engineering degree from McGill University and a post-graduate degree in network engineering from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Sheila is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and holds the ICD.D designation.

Sheila is an Advisory Board member of Sauder School of Business at UBC for the past four years. She has also been a member of the Board of Advisors at Guidewire Solutions whose headquarters are in California. She is the co-Founder of VanWIT (Vancouver Women in Technology). It is a non-profit society that provides mentorship, networking and educational opportunities to help women thrive in Vancouver’s technology community.

Shelley Gilberg 

(July 31, 2012- July 31, 2018)

Shelley Gilberg is Vice President and Partner in IBM Global Business Services leading Canadian Healthcare.

Shelley has over 20 years experience in public, private and non-governmental organizations. Her career experience includes consulting, finance, policy, strategy, technology and operational senior leadership roles in both the public and private sector.

Shelley holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Queen’s University and is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).

Shelley is a founding member of VANWIT-Vancouver Women in Technology and is a former director for several not-for-profit organizations. She is an active mentor within industry, at the UBC Sauder School of Business, SFU Beedie School of Business and in her communities of interest.

Ernest M. Jack

(December 1, 2011 - November 30, 2017)

Ernest JackErnest Jack is a member of the Penticton Indian Band at Penticton, British Columbia. Mr. Jack is the President of the First Nation Tax Administrator Association. He has 20 years of experience in First Nation property taxation, specifically in implementing and operating property tax regimes. Mr. Jack served as President of the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation from 2007-2011.

He recently received a certificate in First Nation Property Tax Administration from Thompson Rivers University (2011) and the TULO Centre of Indigenous Economics. Mr. Jack has been employed as the Surveyor of Taxes of the Westbank First Nation since March 2003.

David Mackeigan

(December 11, 2013 - December 11, 2018)

David Mackeigan is a Real Estate and Development Manager BC for Tim Hortons British Columbia, after working as the District Manager of Operations for 6 years. Active in his community, Mr. Mackeigan volunteers for the Canadian Executive Service Organization and has served as a Fundraising & Operations Committee Member for the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival and as a Founding Committee Member for Futures TLC. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University.

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Deborah Nelson

(March 31, 2013 - December 31, 2017)

A professional REALTOR® from 1981 until 1984, Deborah completed an MBA at UBC in 1988 and then joined the Real Estate Division at UBC`s Sauder School of Business where she led a number of significant industry initiatives at the local, provincial, national and international level.  As Assistant Dean, Deborah was responsible for revitalizing a number of Faculty units including Executive Education, Career and Placement Services, Alumni Relations and Faculty Communications.

In 2002, she took on the role of Executive Director of the new campus at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver. In 2004, she went on to spend two years in Singapore as Registrar and Director of Student Services for an international on-line university.  Since returning to Canada, she has provided consulting services for the real estate industry including work with the Real Estate Council of British Columbia. Deborah sits as the Attorney General's Nominee on the Board of the Notaries' Foundation and currently works for the British Columbia Real Estate Association as Director of Education.

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Josh Smienk

(December 1, 2011 - November 30, 2017) 

Josh SmienkJosh Smienk was the founding member of the Columbia Basin Trust.

In the past 30 years of public service Mr. Smienk has held the following positions: Director of Columbia Power Corporation, where he chaired the Major Projects Review Committee; Member of the West Kootenay Power’s Advisory Panel; President and Chair of Association of Kootenay Boundary Municipalities (named Life Member); Director of Union of British Columbia Municipalities; Director of the Regional District of Central Kootenay; Chair of Regional District Parks Board; Vice President of BC Government Employees Union local; Chair of Fisheries Committee of the Nelson and District Economic Development Board; Chair of Columbia River Treaty Committee; Vice-Chair of Regional District of Central Kootenay; Director of Nelson University Centre; Chair of the Sunshine Bay Parks Board; Chair of the Central Kootenay Hospital Board; Director and Executive Member of West Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Board; Appointed to the British Columbia Task Force on Electrical Reform; Director of Balfour and District Business and Historic Association.

Ben Vanderhorst

(December 1, 2011 - November 30, 2017)

Ben VanderhorstBen Vanderhorst retired in 2012 from a partnership with MNP LLP, a national chartered accountancy and consulting firm. His experience included advising clients in both the public and private sectors. Previously, Mr. Vanderhorst was the Managing Partner of Huxham and Co. From 2002 until 2010, Mr. Vanderhorst served as an appointed member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC's Practice Review and Licensing Committee.
 
As well, he worked with the provincial government for 17 years, advancing to the level of Area Manager within the public service. Mr. Vanderhorst earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1995 and holds his Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.

In his home Comox Valley community, Ben has served as a director and executive member of a variety of organizations including the Community Foundation, Hospice Society, Transition Society, Minor Hockey, the Farmers Institute and the Islands Agriculture Show Society. Recently in 2015, Ben completed the requirements of the Institute of Corporate Directors for the ICD.D designation.

Wai Young

(July 31, 2016 - July 31, 2018)

Wai Young was most recently a Member of Parliament for Vancouver South. Before her election, she worked for the provincial and federal governments, as well as an entrepreneur and activist working to develop social policies and programs in Vancouver and across Canada. Highlights of her work include: immigrant settlement programs and services; business improvement; youth-at-risk initiatives; foster-parent training; international student safety; and more. Organizations Ms. Young has worked with include the South Vancouver Policing Centre, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, VANOC, Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Association, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Immigrant Services Society, MOSAIC, and more.

Prior to consulting, Ms. Young worked and volunteered in Vancouver communities, including the Downtown Eastside, where she served as a counselor and child care worker, founded and chaired Canada’s first Youth-At-Risk Task Force, and established Canada’s longest-running breakfast program for underprivileged children. She has served as President of the Strathcona Community Centre Association, and as a director of YWCA Vancouver and the Mennonite Central Committee of B.C. Ms. Young holds her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of British Columbia.

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Malcolm Hunter

(July 31, 2016 - July 31, 2018)

Malcolm Hunter is President of the Deeley Group of Companies. The Past President of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada which was the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson Products in Canada for 40 years. Deeley’s had a national network of authorized Retailers been service though office and distribution warehouse facilities located in Richmond B.C. and Concord Ontario.

Malcolm is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University Economics and Commerce Department, the Queen’s University Executive MBA Program and the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program. Malcolm achieved his Institute of Corporate Directors ICD Designation in 2013. This designation is the only professional designation for Canadian directors recognized both nationally and internationally. He brought a strong background in finance and business systems to the Company and over saw the growth of the Company in its most successful period.
 
Under his guidance, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada earned the prestigious 50 Best Managed Companies designation for twenty consecutive years, from 1995 to 2014, earning the organization Platinum Club Status. Other awards include being named to the roster of the Top 40 Employers in B.C. and Top 100 Employers for four consecutive years.

Malcolm resides in West Vancouver with his wife Janice and enjoys spending time at his summer cabin on Gambier Island and winters skiing at Whistler.
 
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