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Governance

The Board of Directors of BC Assessment is committed to leading governance practices and operates in a manner consistent with the Board Resourcing and Development Office’s Best Practice Guidelines.   If you have any questions regarding governance at BC Assessment, please contact Kate Blokmanis, Corporate Secretary.

Judy Rogers C.M.

Chair

(November 4, 2009 - November 3, 2018)

Judy Rogers is a senior advisor to private, public, Crown corporations and not-for-profit agencies providing expertise in government affairs and communication, relationship building and managing diversity in the workplace.

Judy held the role of City Manager of the City of Vancouver from 1999 to 2008 - the first woman to be appointed to the position. It was also under Judy’s leadership that Vancouver won the right to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Judy holds a Masters in Public Administration and Doctorate in Laws (honourary) and is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Service in BC. Judy was also awarded the Order of Canada in 2017.

Judy is currently the Chair of the Board of BC Assessment Authority and serves on the Board of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. She is the past Chair of the Board of the BC Housing Commission and of LIFT Philanthropic Partners. Judy also served as Chair of the UBC Alumni Association (2012-2015) and is a past President of the Institute of Public Administrators of Canada.

Richard Taylor

Vice Chair

(June 16, 2011 - October 31, 2019)

Richard Taylor’s governance interests are focused on local government, not-for-profit and Crown Corporation organizations, reflecting his service as the Executive Director of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities between 1985 and 2007.

Presently, he is a Trustee on the Municipal Pension Plan Board, and Chair  of Pacific Blue Cross.  He is past Chair of BC Pension Corporation and the Municipal Pension Plan. In the voluntary sector he is Chair of the PBC Health Foundation. He was a founding member of CivicInfo Society of BC and the Integrated Cadastral Information Society of BC.

Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria; a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and holds the ICD.D designation.

Sheila Eddin

(June 22, 2012 - June 22, 2018)

Sheila Eddin has extensive experience with planning, designing and implementing business transformation across various industries for the past 20 years.

From 2007 till the end of 2014, she was the Executive Sponsor of Business Transformation, the largest business renewal effort ever undertaken at ICBC, designed to prepare ICBC for the future. Sheila led the strategic planning, design, governance set-up and successful implementation of the numerous transformational projects involving over 500 resources, successfully fulfilling her mandate. Before joining ICBC, Sheila held senior executive roles with Bell Canada, Capgemini, and Ernst & Young. She holds an electrical and computer engineering degree from McGill University and a post-graduate degree in network engineering from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Sheila is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program and holds the ICD.D designation.

Sheila is an Advisory Board member of Sauder School of Business at UBC for the past four years. She has also been a member of the Board of Advisors at Guidewire Solutions whose headquarters are in California. She is the co-Founder of VanWIT (Vancouver Women in Technology). It is a non-profit society that provides mentorship, networking and educational opportunities to help women thrive in Vancouver’s technology community.

Shelley Gilberg 

(July 31, 2012- July 31, 2018)

Shelley Gilberg is Vice President and Partner in IBM Global Business Services leading Canadian Healthcare.

Shelley has over 20 years experience in public, private and non-governmental organizations. Her career experience includes consulting, finance, policy, strategy, technology and operational senior leadership roles in both the public and private sector.

Shelley holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Queen’s University and is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).

Shelley is a founding member of VANWIT-Vancouver Women in Technology and is a former director for several not-for-profit organizations. She is an active mentor within industry, at the UBC Sauder School of Business, SFU Beedie School of Business and in her communities of interest.

Susan Gimse

(December 1, 2017 - December 1, 2019)

Susan Gimse served on the board of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) from 1993 to 2014, including 10 terms as Board Chair. She was also a Councillor for the Town of Pemberton from 2009 to 2011, on the Board of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities from 2006-2014, and on the executive of the Union of BC Municipalities from 1999-2009, including time as President.

She has been a member of numerous other boards and committees for almost 25 years and is currently on the SLRD Area C Agriculture Advisory Committee.  She and her husband Geoff own a farm in the Pemberton area and have two daughters and four grandchildren.  Susan is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canadian cities and communities.

Nicole Halbauer

(February 21, 2018 - February, 21 2019)

Nicole Halbauer belongs to the Ganhada (Raven) clan of Kitsumkalum, a Tsimshian community near Terrace B.C. Her traditional name is X'sataam Hana'ax, meaning Victorious Lady.  She has over twenty years of experience in First Nations health, advocacy, negotiation, program planning and system change.

Ms. Halbauer is currently a community engagement coordinator for the First Nations Health Authority. Previously, she was a general manager for Kalum Kabs Ltd., a student researcher for Kitsumkalum Social History, and an Aboriginal health collaborative coordinator for the Northern Health Authority.  Active in her community, Ms. Halbauer currently serves as a director for the North West Community College Board of Governors and as a chair person for the Kitsumkalum Economic Development Board.

She previously served as a trustee for the Coast Mountain School District.  Ms. Halbauer holds her Associate Degree specializing in Criminology from North West Community College and her Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.

David Highfield

(February 21, 2018 - February 21, 2019)

David Highfield retired as an Executive and Chief Executive Officer for the BC Assessment Authority, where he worked for forty years.  Throughout his career he has gained broad experience in assessment, property valuation, organizational behaviour and governance both in Canada and abroad.

Active within his community, Mr. Highfield was a guest lecturer on organizational behaviour for the British Columbia Institute of Technology, a past president for the Appraisal Institute of Canada, and a member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia.  He has held leadership roles in both private sector and public sector unions and served ten years as the Chair of the Valuers Global Forum in Washington, DC.  Mr. Highfield is designated as a Professional Appraiser (P.App) and Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) at the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Malcolm Hunter

(July 31, 2016 - July 31, 2018)

Malcolm Hunter is President of the Deeley Group of Companies. The Past President of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada which was the exclusive distributor of Harley-Davidson Products in Canada for 40 years. Deeley’s had a national network of authorized Retailers been service though office and distribution warehouse facilities located in Richmond B.C. and Concord Ontario.

Malcolm is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University Economics and Commerce Department, the Queen’s University Executive MBA Program and the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program. Malcolm achieved his Institute of Corporate Directors ICD Designation in 2013. This designation is the only professional designation for Canadian directors recognized both nationally and internationally. He brought a strong background in finance and business systems to the Company and over saw the growth of the Company in its most successful period.
 
Under his guidance, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada earned the prestigious 50 Best Managed Companies designation for twenty consecutive years, from 1995 to 2014, earning the organization Platinum Club Status. Other awards include being named to the roster of the Top 40 Employers in B.C. and Top 100 Employers for four consecutive years.

Malcolm resides in West Vancouver with his wife Janice and enjoys spending time at his summer cabin on Gambier Island and winters skiing at Whistler.

David Mackeigan

(December 11, 2013 - December 11, 2018)

David Mackeigan is a Real Estate and Development Manager BC for Tim Hortons British Columbia, after working as the District Manager of Operations for 6 years. Active in his community, Mr. Mackeigan volunteers for the Canadian Executive Service Organization and has served as a Fundraising & Operations Committee Member for the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival and as a Founding Committee Member for Futures TLC. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University.

Richard Rainey

(December 1, 2017 - December 1, 2019)

Richard is a partner and business lawyer with Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP. Richard is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1992. Richard practised business law in Vancouver with Douglas, Symes & Brissenden and later with Heenan Blaikie. Richard is a governor and past chair of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

Richard has also served on the boards of the Coquitlam Heritage Society, the Coquitlam Foundation, and the Coquitlam Adanacs Senior A lacrosse club and as co-chair of the Coquitlam Terry Fox Run. Richard is a former member of the Simon Fraser University Senate, the Board of Governors of the Children's Foundation of British Columbia, and the Board of Governors of the Meadowridge School Society. Richard previously served on the Advisory Planning Commission to the City of Burnaby.