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The Board of Directors of BC Assessment is committed to continuous improvement and transparency, and is currently undertaking a thorough review of its governance framework and documentation.  As those documents are finalized they will be posted to this website.  In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding governance at BC Assessment, please contact Sabrina Kunz, Corporate Secretary.

Judy Rogers
Chair

(November 4, 2009 - November 3, 2015)

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 Commiittee.

Richard Taylor
Vice Chair

(June 16, 2011 - October 31, 2016)

Richard Taylor is the former Executive Director for the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. In this role, he was responsible to a 19 person executive board of local elected officials for the organization and delivery of advocacy, advisory and member services to the 182 member municipalities and regional districts.

Mr. Taylor is Chair of Pacific Blue Cross and is the founding member of CivicInfo Society of BC and the Integrated Cadastral Information Society of BC. He also volunteers as a Director on Local Government Leadership Academy. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Toronto.

Sheila Eddin

(June 22, 2012 - July 31, 2015)

Sheila Eddin has extensive experience with planning, designing and implementing business transformation across various industries for the past 20 years. In her role as the Chief Business Transformation Officer at the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), Sheila provides overall leadership to align people, processes and technology with business strategy in order to meet ICBC’s long-term corporate objectives. 
 
Before joining ICBC in 2007, 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 a member of the Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT) advisory council, and chair of the organization’s Vancouver chapter. CanWIT, a division of the CATAAlliance, 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, 2015)

Shelley Gilberg is a Managing Partner, Public Sector at IBM Canada.  Previously, she was the Executive Director, Business Transformation for the BC Government’s Shared Services branch and also served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Children’s Foundation. 

Active in the community, she is a former Director of Nigel House and a former soccer coach.  Ms. Gilberg holds her Master of Business Administration from Queens University and is a designated Certified Management Accountant.

Ernest M. Jack

(December 1, 2011 - December 31, 2015)

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 31, 2015)

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, Daroux, 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 in addition to being a founding board member of the Cranbrook Minor Lacrosse Association. 

He is also a Director for Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), where he sits on the audit committee, and is one of the two CBT appointees as a Director of Columbia Power.  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, 2015)

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.

(Photo coming soon)

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 is 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 - December 31, 2015)

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: 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 - December 31, 2015)

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.

 Related Information

  2012-2014 Service Plan
  2013 Board Remuneration Disclosure
  2014 - 2015 Government Letter of Expectations
  Addendum to 2014-2015 Government Letter of Expectations
  Charter of Expectations of Directors
  Committee Structure and Composition
  Terms of Reference for Audit and Risk Management Committee
  Terms of Reference for Corporate Secretary
  Terms of Reference for Ethics Advisor
  Terms of Reference for Governance Committee
  Terms of Reference for Human Resources and Compensation Committee
  Terms of Reference for Internal Auditor
  Terms of Reference for IT & Transformation Oversight Committee
  Terms of Reference for the Board of Directors