Board of Directors

Overseeing the Corporation’s Business

The authorized number of Directors of the Corporation is four, 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.

John Stephens, Chair

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.

David de Git, Vice Chair

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.

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.

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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