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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.   

John Madden

Vice President, People

John is a career human resources and corporate services executive who has led teams in both the public and private sector.  As Vice President Human Resources and Public Safety at TransLink, he was responsible for developing and integrating human resource and public safety initiatives across the TransLink companies from 2005 until 2010. 

Prior to TransLink, John led Human Resources and Corporate Law at ICBC for four years.  He was a member of the executive team that turned ICBC around both financially and in customer ratings.  John started his career with Canadian Airlines, where he played key roles in a number of mergers and restructurings over nearly 20 years.

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management from UBC.  He has been active on a number of non-profit boards and in the Vancouver business community.

John Yannacopoulos

Vice President, Customer

John Yannacopoulos is focussed on building relationships with customers and ensuring BC Assessment is an optimum source of 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, Field Operations Assessor, Acting VP of Field 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 appraisal accreditations with the Real Estate Institute of BC and the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). He is a past President of the BC Association of AIC and a past AIC National Vice-President and Board of Directors member.

John holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management from UBC.  He has been active on a number of non-profit boards and in the Vancouver business community.

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.