VICTORIA — BC Assessment today announced David Highfield as its interim President and Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2016. BC Assessment's Board of Directors announced the appointment to fill a vacancy created by the outgoing CEO Connie Fair's recent decision to accept the position as President and CEO of Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia.
"We are very pleased to appoint David to this important leadership role to help guide the organization during our transition towards a new President and CEO in the future," says Board Chair Judy Rogers. "David is widely respected for his extensive contributions in BC Assessment's business development, helping the organization to earn a reputation as one of the world's leaders in property assessment."
David is currently the VP of Assessment and oversees the operations of all the assessment regions in the province. He is an Accredited Appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and holds a professional designation with the Real Estate Institute of BC (RI). David joined BC Assessment in 1975 and has since held a variety of appraisal and leadership position including previous appointments as Acting CEO.
Connie Fair has served as President and CEO for the past eight years and will transition into her new position at the LTSA in January, 2016.
"The Board of Directors will be conducting an extensive search during 2016 to fill this important leadership position on a permanent basis," adds Rogers.
Governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the provincial government, BC Assessment is a Crown corporation that serves as B.C.'s trusted, go-to provider of property information. It collects, monitors and analyzes property data throughout the year and provides property assessments as per the Assessment Act for about two million properties across the province.
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