About Us

Directors and Governors


Janet Austin
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Metro Vancouver

Senior Vice-Chair
Tim Manning
Regional Vice President, Commercial Financial Services
RBC Royal Bank

Robin Hemmingsen,

BCIT School of Business

George Cadman QC
Shareholder and Council
Boughton Law Corporation

Finance and Audit Committee Chair
Jon Schubert

Jon Schubert Consulting

Policy Council Chair
Robin Silvester

President and Chief Executive Officer
Port Metro Vancouver

Immediate Past Chair
Elio Luongo

Canadian Managing Partner — Tax

Member at Large
Dr. John Nightingale  
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vancouver Aquarium

Member at Large
Tracey McVicar ICD D
CAI Capital Management Company

Member at Large
Elise Rees FCA
Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
Ernst & Young LLP

President and CEO
Iain Black

The Vancouver Board of Trade


Dr. Penny Ballem
City of Vancouver

Lara Dauphinee
Fiore Group, Fiore Financial Corporation

Mary Anne Davidson
Acciona Infrastructures Canada Inc.

Christine Day
Luvo Inc.

Michael Dervish

Maninder Dhaliwal
Lions Gate International

Anne Giardini QC
Simon Fraser University

Calvin Helin
Orca Spirit Publishing and Communications Inc.

Craig Hemer 

David Hoff

Terry Hui
Concord Pacific Developments Inc.

Moray Keith
Dueck Auto Group

Lori Mathison

Sarah McCullough
Spectra Energy

Sacha McLean
The McLean Group

Evi Mustel
Mustel Group

Gordon Nelson
Rogers Communications Group

Jatinder Rai    
Response Advertising Inc.

Haroon Rashid
Wipro Technologies

Jill Schnarr

Dr. Mark Schonfeld
Langbury Holdings

Lorne Segal, OBC
Kingswood Properties Ltd.

Dennis Skulsky   
BC Lions Football Club

Denise Turner
Bravura Business Solutions Inc.

Faye Wightman,
FLW Consulting and Management Services Inc.


All past chairs and elected presidents of The Vancouver Board of Trade form a Council of Governors, available in an advisory capacity to the board of directors and officers of The Board of Trade.

Members of the council receive notice of, attend and receive minutes of directors' meetings but do not have the right to vote at such meetings. The annual Governors' Banquet honours these distinguished leaders of the community.

Ken Martin (2012-2013) Inaugurated April 2014
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia (2011-2012) Inaugurated April 2013
Jason McLean (2010-2011)
Sue Paish, QC (2009-2010)
Henry K.S. Lee (2007-2008)
Frank Borowicz, QC (2006-2007)
Daniel F. Muzyka (2005-2006)
Jeff Dowle (2003-2004)
Peter Legge, OBC (2002-2003)
Carole Taylor, OC, OBC (2001-2002)
Harri Jansson (2000-2001)
T. Richard Turner (1999-2000)
Brandt C. Louie, OBC (1996-1997)
Wayne A. Nygren (1995-1996)
A. Allan Skidmore (1998-1999)
Robert A. Fairweather (1997-1998)
Jill Bodkin (1994-1995)
George F. Gaffney (1994)
Iain J. Harris (1993-1994)
David G. McLean, OBC (1992-1993)
R. T. Stewart (1991-1992)
W. B. McDonald, CM, OBC (1990-1991)
L. I. Bell, OBC (1989-1990)
P. H. Hebb (1988-1989)
R. E. Kadlec (1987-1988)
G. P. Clarke (1986-1987)
A. S. Hara, OC (1985-1986)
A. M. Fowlis (1984-1985)
M. E. Nesmith (1982-1983)
D. C. Selman (1978)
D. R. Fraser (1977)