GREATER VANCOUVER BOARD OF TRADE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
INVITATION TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2022

 

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is Western Canada's most active and influential business association. The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Governance and Nominating Committee is responsible for presenting nominees for election to the Board of Directors.  Nominees can assist this Committee by completing this form.  We request information that is relevant to skills, expertise, interests, and experience appropriate for our Board of Directors and its responsibility for our Purpose, Vision and Mission. 


Purpose, Vision, and Mission

OUR PURPOSE: To lead, unite and champion business to ensure Greater Vancouver is thriving and our region is the best place to live and work.

OUR VISION: To be an active, innovative, trusted, credible business organization, known for influencing decision-makers, and educating, connecting with, and engaging our communities.

OUR MISSION: To provide leadership, information and connections, and public policy support that help ensure the Greater Vancouver region is competitive and the preferred Pacific Gateway for trade, commerce, and travel.

WE ARE informed, respectful, principled, collaborative, and professional.


Qualifications Sought in Board Members


1. BACKGROUNDS AND AREAS OF EXPERTISE

The Board is strong and effective when the following core competencies are represented, and each Director contributes knowledge, experience, and skills in at least two domains:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Experience/Leadership
  • Finance, Audit, Investment, and Risk Management Entrepreneurship
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Previous Boards/Governance (Board Chair, Committee Chair, Corporate Secretary)
  • Human Resources (Executive Compensation & Search, HR & Compensation, Board and CEO succession)
  • Governance and Nominating
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Real Estate, Land Development and Construction
  • International Business
  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Fundraising
  • Information Technology
  • Stakeholder Relations

The GVBOT aims to reflect these skills and experiences through an appropriate balance diversity (ethnic, cultural, age and geographic).  The GVBOT Board of Directors unanimously adopted The 50-30 Challenge in December 2020, aspiring to achieve gender parity and significant representation of under-represented groups on the board and senior management. Further focus will be placed on those Directors who offer more than credentials or designations and can contribute to a culture that accelerates business success by advocating and influencing public policy, connecting businesses, and presenting thought leaders.


2. RECOMMENDED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The following characteristics are fundamental to the recruitment of new Board members to support the Purpose, Vision, and Mission of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

A. Membership and Commitment

  • When considering nominations, preference is given to those with prior volunteer involvement with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
  • When nominated, Directors must be members in good standing of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
  • When nominated, Directors must agree to support the Purpose, Vision and Mission of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

B. Integrity and Accountability

  • Directors must have demonstrated high ethical standards and integrity in their personal and professional dealings and must be willing to act on – and remain accountable for – their boardroom decisions.
  • Directors must demonstrate understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a Board of Directors.
  • Directors should be respected and influential in the community and/or possess special knowledge, skills or experience which would assist the work of the Board.

C. Informed Judgment

  • Directors should be able to provide wise and thoughtful counsel on a broad range of issues.

D. Financial Literacy

  • Directors should be financially literate and familiar with processes for evaluating organizational performance.

E. Mature Confidence

  • Directors must value the performance of the Board over individual performance and should demonstrate respect for others in executing their responsibilities to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

F. High Performance Standards

  • Directors must have a history of achievements that reflect high standards for themselves and others, enabling them to contribute to the superior performance of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Board.

G. Time Availability

  • Directors must be willing and able to devote the time and effort necessary to fully participate in the governance of the organization.

Board of Directors Application Form

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. PT,  May 31, 2021

 

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Do you have 4-10 hours per month to attend board meetings, participate in GVBOT events, and be a champion of the GVBOT within the community?*
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    Do you self identify as belonging to an under-represented group/community?
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    All positions are open to all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, and marital or parental status.

    Are you currently a member of the GVBOT?*
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    All nominated applicants must be a member in good standing of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

    Please complete this form with the Purpose, Vision, Mission and desired qualifications in mind as you reply.

    Employment and Volunteer Experience

    Please provide your employment and volunteer history by organization names and associated years over the past ten years.
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    What is your professional level? *
    Do you have experience in the corporate sector (for-profit)?*
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    Do you have experience in the non-profit sector?*
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    Do you have experience in the public sector (Crown Corporation or Agency)?*
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    Board Experience

    Do you have experience as a board member? *
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    Please identify the types of boards you have been involved with (Check all that apply)
    Policy
    Advisory
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    Other Experience

    Do you have skills and/or committee experience in the following areas? (Check all that apply)
    Strategic Planning
    Executive Experience/Leadership
    Finance & Audit
    Risk Management
    Entrepreneurship
    Legal & Regulatory
    Board Chair
    Committee Chair
    Corporate Secretary
    Executive Compensation & Search
    HR & Compensation
    Board and CEO Succession
    Governance and Nominating
    Communications and Marketing
    Real Estate, Land Development and Construction
    International Business
    Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
    Fundraising
    Information Technology
    Stakeholder Relations

    Formal Certification

    Do you hold a formal director's certification, e.g. ICD.D or C. Dir?*
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    Please provide details on any other formal certifications you may hold. 
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    Serving as a Board Member

    Thank you for your interest in serving as a member on the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Board of Directors. Please use this section to tell us how you could contribute to the Board and/or to the organization (optional).
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    All short-listed candidates must agree to complete a Skills Matrix and participate in an interview with the Governance and Nominating Committee. If you are selected to be part of the slate presented at the Annual General Meeting in December, a composite statement of the information provided above will be distributed to members with the notice of meeting.

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