Nominations will be open May 12 and close June 9.

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 is 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 is to be an active, innovative, trusted, credible business organization, known for influencing decision-makers, and educating, connecting with, and engaging our communities.

OUR MISSION is 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


The Board is strongest and most effective when the following core competencies are represented, with each Director contributing knowledge, experience, and skills in at least one or two domains:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Experience/Leadership
  • Finance, Investment, and Risk Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Legal
  • Previous Boards/Governance
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Real Estate, Land Development and Construction
  • International Business
  • Human Resources

These skills and experience should be reflected in an appropriate balance of ethnic, cultural, age and geographic diversity.  Further, it is understood that emphasis should be on recruitment of Directors who bring more than credentials or designations by contributing to a culture that accelerates business success by advocating and influencing public policy, developing business leaders, connecting businesses and presenting thought leaders.


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

A. Membership and Commitment

  • When nominated, Directors must be members in good standing of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
  • Directors must agree to support the Purpose, Vision and Mission of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
  • Directors should have prior volunteer involvement with 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 understand 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 as a whole 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.

Nominations will be open May 12 and close June 9.

Please note that a Nominee must be or become a Member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade by the deadline for Nominations which is June 9, 2020.

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


Please summarize relevant work experience.


(e.g., employer, type of organization, position or function, dates of employment)


(e.g., name of organization, type of organization, position or function, dates of service).

What types of Board experience have you had? What types of governance models did these Boards use?

(i.e., was it a policy Board)


Please summarize relevant background.


Please state why you would like to serve as a member on the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Board of Directors how you feel you can contribute to the Board and/or to the organization.

Is there anything else you want us to know about your professional or personal background?

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 September, a composite statement of the information which you have provided above will be drafted and distributed to members with the notice of meeting.

This form can be emailed to you by contacting David Crawford, Vice President and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer at (604) 640-5457 or