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.
Lee Doney, Board Chair
Lee Doney has held a series of senior provincial public sector positions, serving as a Deputy Minister for 17 years, under four different administrations. He has served twice as the Deputy Minister of Labour and Consumer Services, and once as the Deputy Minister of Forests. He has also served as CEO of the BC Labour Force Development Board, and Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Board.
Committees: HR & Governance Committee Member
Tim Stanley, Vice Chair
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
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. He also served 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. For the past 24 years, he has been the President of Canadian Institute of Excellence, an educational company that delivers management and personal development training. Rick, together with his son Chad, built New Dawn Developments into the largest construction and development company in the East Kootenay. Rick is active in the management and is a Board member and Chairman of New Dawn. He is also a Director for Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) and is one of the two the Trust appointees as a Director of Columbia Power.
Committees: Finance & Audit Committee Member, Major Capital Projects Committee Member
Tim Newton has engineering and economics degrees earned at Cape Town and then at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship. As a professional engineer he held various positions at BC Hydro during his 33 year career there. While there Tim also spent 30 years working on the Columbia River Treaty. He was subsequently a Board member of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, a tri-national electric transmission reliability organization, for 10 years, one of which he served as Board Chair. Tim has been a member of the Columbia River Treaty oversight body, the Permanent Engineering Board, since nominated by British Columbia in 2003. Also since 2003 he has been a member of the Columbia Basin Trust Water Advisory panel.
Committees: Major Capital Projects Committee Member
Greg Deck grew up in the Radium Hot Springs area, and after education and employment in the US and France, returned to the region in 1979. He served as Mayor of Radium from its incorporation in 1990 until his retirement in 2008. He also served as the Chair of the Regional District of East Kootenay for six years and most recently as a Trustee of the BC Municipal Finance Authority. Greg is also the Chair of the Columbia Basin Trust Board and was one of its founding directors.
Committees: HR & Governance Committee Chair
Lillian White is an accounting professional with over 30 years of experience. She is the President of Treen Safety, a manufacturer of safety and protective gear. Previously, she held a number of positions with Neptune Food Service, a division of GFS Canada, the last of which was the position of Vice President of Finance. As a member of the Neptune executive team, Ms. White actively participated in the development and execution of the organization’s long and short term strategies. In addition, she was responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s financial and treasury functions. Ms. White was previously appointed to the Board of BC Assessment Authority in 2003 and served as Board Chair from 2006 to 2009. She is a mentor and member of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, a member of the Association for Women in Finance (AWF) and a member of the Women in Foodservice Association. Ms. White has her Certified General Accountants designation and in 2002 she was recognized by the AWF with the PEAK award for Performance and Excellence.
Committees: Finance & Audit Committee Chair, HR & Governance Committee Member