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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

(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 also serves on a number of not-for-profit and Crown corporation boards.

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. Judy’s achievements include winning two United Nations public service awards for City programs in which she was instrumental in creating. The first award was for the Neighbourhood Integrated Service Teams, a unique project that brings City departments and outside agencies together to help residents solve difficult issues in their neighbourhood. The second UN award was given for the Vancouver Agreement, a landmark urban development agreement with the federal, provincial and city government that has been instrumental in the revitalization of the city’s historic Downtown Eastside.

It was also under Judy’s leadership that Vancouver won the right to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. She currently is Chair of the Board of LIFT Philanthropic Partners, Chair of the UBC Alumni Association, a member of the UBC President’s Strategic Advisory Council and past President of the Institute of Public Administrators of Canada. Judy is also a member of the Local Government Management Association for B.C.

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 B.C.
Judy is Chair of the Governance Committee.

Richard Taylor
Vice Chair

(June 16, 2011 - October 31, 2016)

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 Board, a director on the boards of Pacific Blue Cross and BC Life and Casualty.  He is a recent past Chair of Pacific Blue Cross, BC Pension Corporation and the Municipal Pension Plan. In the voluntary sector he holds leadership roles with the Local Government Leadership Academy and as Chair of the PBC Community Connection 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.

He is Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Sheila Eddin

(June 22, 2012 - June, 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. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors at Guidewire Solutions whose headquarters are in California. For the past three years, she has been the Chair of the Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) Vancouver chapter. This is a national volunteer organization that supports the advancement of women in their careers within Canada’s advanced technology sector.

Philip Foucher

(June 22, 2012 - July 31, 2016)

Philip Foucher is one of the founding and managing partners of Chan Foucher LeFebvre LLP (CFL).  Since its establishment in 1995, CFL has grown from one office in Prince George into the largest Chartered Accountant (CA) practices in northern B.C. with satellite offices in Quesnel and Vanderhoof. CFL later merged with KPMG making Mr. Foucher a partner with KPMG LLP in Prince George. 

Active in his community, Mr. Foucher contributes to the CA profession as the BC representative on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountant’s Professional Liability Insurance Committee.  Past contributions include chairing the Institute of Chartered Accountant of BC’s Practice Review & Licensing Committee, and serving as President and Secretary of the Prince George CA Association.  He has also coached and volunteered with many youth sports teams and serves as a treasurer for the Prince George Men's Basketball Association. 

In addition, he has served as Treasurer and President of Prince George Child Development Centre.  Mr. Foucher is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.  In 2011, he was recognized with a fellowship chartered accountant designation for his contributions to the accounting profession. 

Shelley Gilberg 

(July 31, 2012- July 31, 2018)

Shelley is a 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 currently serves on the BC Chapter Executive for Canadian 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.

Ernest M. Jack

(December 1, 2011 - November 30, 2017)

Ernest JackErnest Jack is a member of the Penticton Indian Band at Penticton, British Columbia. Mr. Jack is the President of the First Nation Tax Administrator Association. He has 20 years of experience in First Nation property taxation, specifically in implementing and operating property tax regimes. Mr. Jack served as President of the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation from 2007-2011.

He recently received a certificate in First Nation Property Tax Administration from Thompson Rivers University (2011) and the TULO Centre of Indigenous Economics. Mr. Jack has been employed as the Surveyor of Taxes of the Westbank First Nation since March 2003.

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.

Ronald S. Miles

(June 22, 2012 - July 31, 2016)

Ron Miles is currently a Partner with Miles, Zimmer & Associates, a law office established in 1995.  His extensive involvement in the community includes two terms as a Councilor for the City of Cranbrook, former Chair of the Cranbrook and District Hospital, and past-President of the Kinsmen Club of Cranbrook.  He has volunteered numerous hours as a Coach for the Cranbrook Minor Hockey and Cranbrook Youth Soccer Associations and the Cranbrook Minor Lacrosse Association. 

He is also a past Director for Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation.  Mr. Miles holds bachelor degrees in both Commerce and Law and has extensive experience with the review and scrutiny of financial statements associated with his law practice.

Deborah Nelson

(March 31, 2013 - December 31, 2017)

A professional REALTOR® from 1981 until 1984, Deborah completed an MBA at UBC in 1988 and then joined the Real Estate Division at UBC`s Sauder School of Business where she led a number of significant industry initiatives at the local, provincial, national and international level.  As Assistant Dean, Deborah was responsible for revitalizing a number of Faculty units including Executive Education, Career and Placement Services, Alumni Relations and Faculty Communications. In 2002, she took on the role of Executive Director of the new campus at UBC Robson Square, in downtown Vancouver ending 18 years with UBC in 2004. She went on to spend two years in Singapore as Registrar and Director of Student Services for an international on-line university.  Since returning to Canada, she has provided consulting services for the real estate industry including work with the Real Estate Council of British Columbia and now works for the British Columbia Real Estate Association as Director of Special Projects.

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Charlotte A. Salomon 

(July 31, 2012- July 31, 2016)

Charlotte Salomon is a Lawyer with McConnan Bion O’Connor & Peterson practicing in the areas of wills/estates and personal injury litigation.  She also has experience in property matters, including real estate conveyance, foreclosure and expropriation.  Ms. Salomon was the 2010 President of the Victoria Bar Association, an elected member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Provincial Council for the Victoria county, and appointed to the CBA Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council of British Columbia.  Active in the community, she has also served as the Chair of the BC CBA Civil Litigation Section for Vancouver Island; and a member of the Audit Committee, Government Relations Committee, and Court Services Committee of the BC CBA.

In addition, she has also served as a member of the Board of Governors and the Victoria Conservatory of Music.  Ms. Salomon holds her Bachelor of Arts from York University and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria.  She was admitted to the BC Bar in 1996.

Josh Smienk

(December 1, 2011 - November 30, 2017) 

Josh SmienkJosh Smienk was the founding member of the Columbia Basin Trust. In the past 30 years of public service Mr. Smienk has held the following positions: Director of Columbia Power Corporation, where he chaired the Major Projects Review Committee;  Member of the West Kootenay Power’s Advisory Panel; President and Chair of Association of Kootenay Boundary Municipalities (named Life Member); Director of Union of British Columbia Municipalities; Director of the Regional District of Central Kootenay; Chair of Regional District Parks Board; Vice President of BC Government Employees Union local; Chair of Fisheries Committee of the Nelson and District Economic Development Board; Chair of Columbia River Treaty Committee; Vice-Chair of Regional District of Central Kootenay; Director of Nelson University Centre; Chair of the Sunshine Bay Parks Board; Chair of the Central Kootenay Hospital Board; Director and Executive Member of West Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Board; Appointed to the British Columbia Task Force on Electrical Reform; Director of Balfour and District Business and Historic Association.

Ben Vanderhorst

(December 1, 2011 - November 30, 2017)

Ben VanderhorstBen Vanderhorst is a Partner and Business Advisor with MNP LLP, a national chartered accountancy and consulting firm. Based in Courtenay, he has more than 18 years of experience advising clients in both the public and private sectors. Previously, Mr. Vanderhorst was the Managing Partner of Huxham and Co. From 2002 until 2010, Mr. Vanderhorst served as an appointed member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC's Practice Review and Licensing Committee.

As well, he worked with the provincial government for 17 years, advancing to the level of Area Manager within the public service. Mr. Vanderhorst earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1995 and holds his Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.

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  Committee Structure and Composition
  Government Letter of Expectations
  Government Letter of Expectations: Addendum
  Government Mandate Letter 2015-2016
  Standards of Conduct Policy
  Standards of Conduct Procedure
  Terms of Reference Corporate Secretary
  Terms of Reference for Ethics Advisor
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  Terms of Reference for the Board of Directors
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