For Immediate Release
October 17, 2019
VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade announced today that Bridgitte Anderson will assume the role of President and CEO beginning next month.
This announcement marks the conclusion of a thorough cross-country recruitment process, overseen by a CEO Search Committee consisting of Greater Vancouver Board of Trade directors and governors, with support from executive search firm Boyden.
“We are delighted to announce that Bridgitte Anderson will be taking the helm of our organization,” said Lori Mathison, the Board of Trade’s 2018-19 Chair, who also led the CEO Search Committee. “Bridgitte is a respected leader in B.C.’s business community and brings a wealth of experience in communications, journalism, and public policy. This is an exciting day for the Board of Trade. We look forward to working with Bridgitte as she builds on our 132-year-old institution’s history and helps write our next chapter.”
For the past four years, Anderson has led the Vancouver office of Edelman, a global communications firm. Prior to that, she was Press Secretary to the Premier of British Columbia and a national and local journalist.
She previously served as Chair of the Board of Trade’s Women’s Leadership Circle and has been a Board of Trade Director. Anderson is Co-Chair of the Jack Webster Foundation and holds an Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation (ICD.D).
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the team at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Western Canada’s most active and engaged business organization,” said Anderson. “Under the leadership of its previous CEO, Iain Black, the Board of Trade reinvented itself, experienced enormous success and reached new membership milestones. I look forward to building on that momentum and working on behalf of our organization’s 5,800+ Members to ensure that our region’s business community has a voice at all levels of government, and our local economy continues to prosper.”
Anderson will assume her new role at the Board of Trade beginning on November 12.
About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:
Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Pacific Canada's leading business association, engaging members to impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one-third of B.C.'s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through four unique Signature Programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events programs in the country, providing a platform for national and international thought leaders to enlighten B.C.'s business leaders.