DLC Executive Committee

Chair

Melissa Polak

Melissa Polak
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Senior Director, Enterprise Risk and Assurance
Aurora

Vice-Chair

Rob Chiarello

Rob Chiarello
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Senior Vice President, People & Culture
Pacific Blue Cross

Vice-Chair

Kory Wilson

Kory Wilson
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Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships
BCIT

BOD Rep.

Radha Curpen

Radha Curpen
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Vancouver Managing Partner
Bennett Jones LLP

DLC Advisory Committee Members 2020-21

Wyle Baoween

Wyle Baoween
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CEO & Senior Consultant
HRx Technologies

Barinder Bhuller

Barinder S. Bhullar
LinkedIn

Principal
Mainland Strategies Inc.

Shalyma Cambridge

Shalyma Cambridge
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Associate
The Humphrey Group

Dr. Ainsley Carry

Dr. Ainsley Carry
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Vice President, Students
UBC

Prem Gill

Prem Gill
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CEO
Creative BC

Raghwa Gopal

Raghwa Gopal
LinkedIn

CEO
Innovate BC

Jennifer Ingham

Jennifer Ingham
LinkedIn

Vice President, University Relations
Capilano University

Natasha Jung

Natasha Jung
LinkedIn

Founder & Executive Producer
Cold Tea Collective

Synthia Kloot

Synthia Kloot
LinkedIn

Senior Vice President, Operations
Colliers International

Ruby Ng

Ruby Ng
LinkedIn

Executive Director
Disability Foundation

Gabrielle Price

Gabrielle Price
LinkedIn

Senior Advisor, Government Relations
TransLink

Shaheen Rehmat

Shaheen Rehmat
LinkedIn

Manager, Records and Information Management, Technology
BC Hydro

Sandra Suh

Sandra Suh
LinkedIn

Partner, Financial Advisory
Deloitte

Martin Thibodeau

Martin Thibodeau
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Regional President, BC
RBC Royal Bank


A major reason for our Programs' success has been the active involvement and commitment of our Members, particularly those who volunteer their time and expertise to the Advisory Committees. Most Members volunteer with a Subcommittee first before being considered for the core Advisory Committee. The following criteria is used to evaluate whether or not an individual is suitable to join:

  • Expertise in a given field that is relevant to the respective committee you are interested in applying for
  • Willing to provide thought-leadership on program initiatives, work alongside high-performing individuals, and advance program through expertise, time and/or partner engagement
  • Must be a current Member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and have prior engagement with our Signature Programs

How to apply

Advisory Committee applications are reviewed by the Program Executive Committee and submitted to the Directors of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade who must approve all appointments. Subcommittee applications are reviewed and appointed by the Program Executive Committee.  

Applications for the 2021-22 program year will open in spring 2021.