Board of Directors

Overseeing the Corporation’s Business

The authorized number of Directors of the Corporation is six, all appointed by the Province of British Columbia and independent of management. As stewards of the Corporation, the Directors are committed to overseeing the conduct of the Corporation’s business.

Tim Stanley, Board Chair

Tim Stanley Tim Stanley is a Partner and Senior Vice President of MMM Group Limited which is responsible for the management of the firm’s Greater Vancouver, Lower Mainland, and British Columbia operations. Throughout his career extending over 28 years, he has planned and managed the design and the construction of complex multidisciplinary projects in the heavy civil, institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors. Mr. Stanley has previously served as Chair and Director of the Country Day School Board in King City, Ontario, a member of the Canadian Construction Association, a Chair with the Council of the Canadian Design Build Institute, and a President of AMICI, a charitable organization that sends children to summer camps.

Committees: Major Capital Projects Committee Chair Finance & Audit Committee Member

Lillian White, Vice Chair

Lillian White Lillian White is President of Treen Safety, a company that provides safety solutions, services and products. Previously she was VP Finance for Gordon Food Service for 35 years.  Lillian was board chair of BC assessment Authority from 2006 to 2009 and served on the Royal BC museum board from 2009 to 2011. She is currently chair of the Finance Committee for Columbia Power Corporation and was appointed to the WorkSafe BC board in January 2015. She is Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Lower Mainland chapter and is a member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE).

Committees: Finance & Audit Committee Chair, HR & Governance Committee Member

Rick Jensen

Rick Jensen Rick Jensen moved his family to Cranbrook in 1976, where he and his wife Marguerite raised their two children. Rick served as Mayor of Cranbrook from 1983 to 1990, and as a Director of the Regional District of East Kootenay for seven years. Rick was a Board member, and President and CEO of Panorama Mountain Village Inc. from 2010 to 2014, and a director on the Columbia Basin Trust Board from 2013 to 2019, serving as Chair in the last three years. He is also Chair of New Dawn Developments, a director of New Dawn Restoration and President of the Canadian Institute of Excellence.

Committees: HR & Governance Committee Chair, Finance & Audit Committee Member, Major Capital Projects Committee Member

John Stephens

John Stephens John Stephens moved to Rossland after graduating from the University of Waterloo in 1977. John is an avid sailor, skier and hiker. He has spent many years volunteering with Scouts Canada, and Red Mountain Racers. John has 40 years’ experience in mechanical design, construction and management of heavy industrial projects. His work has mainly been in the Kootenays at metallurgical and pulp and paper sites, though several special projects in the nuclear industry, with ammonia plants and metallurgical refineries allowed him to work outside of BC and Canada. John has authored and co-authored papers on ammonia tank corrosion, nuclear waste management, and pipe stress analysis. Since 2012 John has been the owner-director of Kootenay Columbia Ventures Corporation which provides consulting engineering services specializing in pressure vessels and pipe stress analysis. John has been actively involved in various volunteer roles for Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and is currently the West Kootenay Branch Chair.

Committees: Major Capital Projects Committee Member

Les MacLaren

Les MacLaren is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Electricity and Alternative Energy Division in the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Les has been with the BC Public Service since 1991 with responsibilities for electricity policy, alternative energy development, utility regulation, energy efficiency policy and programs, Crown corporation governance and performance, and the Columbia River Treaty. Les has served on the Board and Governance Committee of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. Les holds a BSc in Geology from Queen’s University and a MBA from the University of British Columbia.

David de Git

David de Git, CPA, CMA, is owner of DeGit Consulting Ltd., a company providing business consulting services to not-for-profit and public sector organizations. David was previously Director, Finance for Columbia Power Corporation and director on the Waneta Expansion General Partner Ltd. Board. He served on the board of the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC from 2006-2008 and the CMA West Kootenay chapter executive for many years. David is Treasurer of Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club in Penticton, BC.

Alison MacLeod

Alison is a professional structural engineer and has been providing engineering services since 2003 in Western Canada. She started her career working in construction gaining valuable field experience prior to moving on to consulting engineering. Her experience includes the design of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial structures as well as bridges and highway structures. Her passion for skiing, mountain biking, and art brought her to the West Kootenay, and the strong community has made her stay. Alison has been involved in volunteer roles for the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

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