Board of Directors
Partnerships BC is governed by a Board of Directors that ensures the operations of the Company reflect the interests of the Shareholder. The composition of the Board reflects the unique mandate of the Company, with Directors drawn from both the public and private sectors. For more information, please see the Board Resourcing and Development Office website at: http://www.brdo.gov.bc.ca/.
Ms. Hayden operates Hayden Consulting Services, providing strategy, negotiation, public policy and governance advice. Prior to this she spent 30 years in the public sector and held nine Deputy Minister positions in the British Columbia government including economic development, forestry, mining, international trade, tourism, immigration and skills training. Dana was also CEO of the BC Pavilion Corporation, Destination BC and the BC Lottery Corporation.
Prior to his retirement, Frank Blasetti was the Assistant Deputy Minister (Partnerships) with the Province of BC’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as well as the President & CEO of Transportation Investment Corporation. Previously, he was Vice President, BCTFA and Director (Transportation Crowns), Crown Corporations Secretariat. An economist, Frank dedicated his career to public service. Frank earned a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Mathematics) at Saint Francis Xavier University and a Master of Arts (Economics) at University of British Columbia.
Mr. Kappel is a former Investment Banker who is currently managing a private investment portfolio. A former Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Vancouver and Frankfurt, he made the transition to Investment Banking with JP Morgan after Business School. He also served in senior roles at Nomura, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Calyon and DVB Bank in London, in the latter three he was the Managing Director running European Securitisation businesses. With his focus on Asset Backed Securitisation he was involved in many groundbreaking transactions, was a regular speaker at ABS conferences and a former executive committee member of the European Securitisation Forum of the Bond Market Association. He holds an MBA from the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Victoria and received his Chartered Accountant designation through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC.
Ms. Leversage is the former Managing Director of TD Securities’ Vancouver corporate and investment banking team. Jill has over 18 years of experience successfully executing numerous debt and equity financings and merger & acquisition advisory assignments for B.C.-based companies such as MacDonald Dettwiller, West Fraser, Versacold and Finning. Prior to her time at TD Securities’, she served as the managing director at RBC Capital Markets and head of the Alternative Energy Sector for North America. Jill is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators. Jill was the 2012 recipient of the Business in Vancouver ‘Women in Business Award’. She holds a bachelor of commerce from the University of Calgary.
Mr. Greatbanks has extensive experience in the construction sector in BC. He formed TNL Construction in 1987. TNL is focused primarily in the industrial, mechanical and heavy civil projects across BC and western Canada including the Great Bear Gold Mine in Muddy Lake, the Louisiana Pacific Pulpmill in Chetwynd, reconstruction of various elements of the Alaska Highway and Trans Canada Highway in Alberta and various projects at the Vancouver International Airport and the Klemtu Hydroelectric Project in Northern BC. Prior to founding TNL, Jim worked with MacMillan Bloedel and HA Simons primarily in remote location pulp and paper projects. Jim holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Business Administration both from the University of Auckland.