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B.C. Infrastructure Benefits board of directors confirmed

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B.C. Infrastructure Benefits board of directors confirmed

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Board biographies
Updated Jan. 1, 2019

Roberta Ellis

Currently chair of the Industry Training Authority board of directors, Roberta Ellis has served in a number of senior leadership roles. Ellis was previously senior vice-president of corporate services and human resources at WorkSafeBC, president and CEO of Aerospace Training Canada International and formerly president of Economic Innovation and Technology Council. She has served as a director for the Crown Corporation Employers Association, as well as the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Ellis was the associate deputy minister of health (Manitoba) between 1996 and 1999; and the deputy minister of labour (Manitoba) between 1989 and 1993. She holds a diploma in religious education, a certificate in secondary education and a master of arts from the University of Edinburgh. 

Kirsten Wilson

Kirsten Wilson is the president of Jack Cewe Ltd., one of British Columbia's largest privately owned civil construction and aggregate mining businesses. Jack Cewe Ltd. is a family owned company that has been in business for over 60 years, primarily operating in the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast. Wilson has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University and is a director of the BC Stone, Sand and Aggregate Association.

Allan Bruce

Allan Bruce has over 40 years experience in the construction industry, including an extensive background in trades training and occupational standards development. He is currently a director of Skills Canada BC, a former director of the BC Industry Training Authority, and director and vice-chair of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table. Bruce served as international representative for the International Union of Operating Engineers (Canadian office). An active member of the Canadian apprenticeship community, Bruce has dedicated significant time to organizations that promote and facilitate apprenticeship training for the skilled trades. Bruce is the past chair of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, a national multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to apprenticeship issues, and a former member of the national Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Council.

Gary Kroeker

Gary Kroeker has served as president of the Canadian Conference of International Union of Operating Engineers, president of the B.C. & Yukon Territory Building Trades Council, president Allied Hydro Council of BC, and is a former president of the BC Highway and Related Construction Council. He has held numerous other leadership roles, including secretary and treasurer and irector of Community Savings Credit Union and BC Jobs and Investment board member. A welder fabricator by trade, Kroeker served as business manager for IUOE Local 1977, a 10,000 plus member local.  

Michael Alan Bonshor

Michael Alan Bonshor is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and a former member of the CPA’s sustainability advisory board. Bonshor has over 20 years of experience working with First Nations across Canada in key areas of economic development, finance, business governance and investment. He is president/CEO of Ki’mola Indigenous Capital, a newly formed project finance and investment firm. Bonshor also provides advisory services through Visions First Nations Financial Services. He has held positions as board member and vice-chair of the New Relationship Trust, along with board member and treasurer of the Aboriginal Housing Management Association of the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet. He is a member of the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet.

Anita Kaur Atwal

Anita Atwal is a Lawyer with HHBG Lawyers. She advises on a wide array of workplace issues including contract review, termination, severance packages and non-solicitation or non-competition agreements. Prior to joining HHBG, she practiced at Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang. Atwal is a member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Employment Law and Human Rights Subsection. She serves as director and former President of the South Asian Bar Association and serves on the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Foundation Board. Atwal holds a bachelor of arts from Simon Fraser University and a bachelor of laws from the University of British Columbia.

Clyde Hill Scollan

Clyde Scollan is president of the Construction Labour Relations Association of British Columbia. Previously, within the association, Scollan held the positions of director of labour relations and labour relations officer. Active in his community, he currently serves as a board member of the BC Centre for Women in the Trades. He is a past board member and past president of Skills Canada BC. Scollan holds his bachelor of commerce from the University of British Columbia.

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