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Executive Management Team

Executive Management Team

Jason Grant

President & Chief Executive Officer

Duane-Bates-016-Edit_web.jpgJason joined BC Assessment in 1991 and has most recently served as Acting VP Assessment and Assessor for the Greater Vancouver region, accountable for the creation of annual property assessments for over 500,000 properties worth approximately $825 billion dollars. He is the past Chair of the BC Assessment Senior Leadership Team, and for the last several years he has been the corporate media spokesperson.  Jason has extensive experience with complex appraisal and related legal matters.

Jason has been a member of the Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) since 1994 and was elected to their Board of Governors in 2012, serving as REIBC President from 2014-2015. Jason is an Accredited Appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI).

Duane Bates

Vice President, Assessment

Duane has been with BC Assessment since 1996 holding various appraisal, supervisory, management, and senior management positions and working in six different BC Assessment offices.  He is a member of BC Assessment's Executive Committee and oversees the operations of all Assessment Regions in the province.

Duane is an Accredited Appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI) and has a background in Urban Land Economics & Business Administration.  He was a member of the Board of Directors for the BC Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.  Duane holds Management Development and Executive Development certificates from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.  He has been recognized by the Canadian Society of Training & Development (CSTD) as a "Learning Leader" for his work supporting learning and development at BC Assessment.

Andy Hoggarth

Vice President Finance & Executive Financial Officer

Andy was raised and educated in Ontario and is a member of Curve Lake First Nation.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager, and a Certified Corporate Director.  He served 22 years in the electricity and water utility industries in executive roles prior to joining BC Assessment in 2008. Andy began his career in public accounting where he spent 5 years providing financial, audit and tax services.   

Susan Wood

Vice President, People

Susan is a human resources executive with more than 13 years' experience leading the delivery of HR services, initiatives and programs in the public sector. As Assistant Deputy Minister, Workforce Planning and Strategic Initiatives with the BC Ministry of Health, she was responsible for leading organizational culture and engagement, ministry planning, learning and development, HR services, internal communications and workforce planning. She also acted as the Ministry Ethics Advisor and Executive lead for Gender Based Analysis+ (GBA+) across the Ministry of Health and health sector.

Prior to this appointment Susan held several senior leadership roles with the BC Public Service Agency. She has led a variety of HR teams with a strong focus on client service, leadership development and diversity and inclusion.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Victoria and holds Executive certifications in leading change and HR strategy across organizations.

John Yannacopoulos

Vice President, Customer

John Yannacopoulos is focussed on building effective relationships with customers and partners and ensuring BC Assessment is an optimum source of assessments and property information.

John began his appraisal career in 1983 and has worked throughout the province on a variety of BC Assessment assignments and projects including previous leadership roles as the Regional Assessor for the Fraser Valley, Assessment Operations Assessor, Acting VP of Assessment Operations, Acting VP of Human Resources, and Acting Executive Director of Information Technology Services.

John possesses a Strategic Marketing Management Certificate from Stanford University and an Executive Development Certificate from Sauder School of Business, UBC. John holds an accreditation with the Real Estate Institute of BC and has volunteered on a number of non-profit associations and boards.

Brent Chan

Acting Vice President and CIO, Information Technology Services

Brent is a career public servant and joined BC Assessment in 2009, most recently from a position as the A/Director of Technology Operations at the Corporate Accounting Service, Ministry of Citizens’ Services. At BCA his most recent position was as the Director of Service Delivery in ITS. He is a member of a number of committees at BCA and his responsibilities include being the Business Continuity Manager. 

Brent has represented BC Assessment as a member of the Board for the Integrated Cadastral Information Society. He is an associate in business continuity planning with the Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada and has completed the CIO Canada Leadership Development program from the SFU Executive Education program.