Dana 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 six 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.
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 on 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, 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.
Diane Delves is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Properties, a privately owned business which acquires, develops, constructs, sells and leases real estate. She has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry as a developer, appraiser, arbitrator and adjudicator. Prior to founding Quantum Properties, Ms. Delves was the founder and principal of a Fraser Valley real estate appraisal company for 10 years. She has served on a number of real estate related boards and committees, including the Appraisal Institute of Canada, the BC Expropriation Compensation Board and the Federal Government’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel. She is currently a director of the Urban Development Institute and is Chair of the Fraser Valley group. She is also Vice Chair of the Abbotsford Airport Authority and was previously a director of the Aldergrove Credit Union. Ms. Delves is an Accredited Appraiser of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
A dedicated public servant, Julian Craig Paine was most recently the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) in the Ministry of Natural Gas Development. Prior to this role, he held ADM posts in the Ministry of Community, Sport, & Cultural Development and the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations. He also held Executive Director roles in the Ministry of Forests and Forests Renewal BC. Julian began his career in the BC Public Service as a Treasury Board analyst. Active in his community, Mr. Paine is on the crew of the RCM Search and Rescue. Julian completed a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Victoria.
Roberta Stewart is a Partner with Heather Sadler Jenkins LLP practicing in the areas of real property, wills and estate planning, estate administration, commercial loans, incorporations and corporate transactions and buying and selling businesses. She is an active member of the Prince George community, serving as Director of the MS Society (British Columbia and Yukon Division). Ms. Stewart has served as President and Director of the Prince George Crime Stoppers Association and as Member of the Prince George Estate Planning Council. She holds her Bachelor of Laws and Commerce in Finance and Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.
Steve Lornie has enjoyed a 40-year career in B.C.’s construction industry as a company owner and manager. His two general contracting companies, Fairmile and Stonecroft, built many industrial and commercial buildings around the province. Steve was active in the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association for a number of years, as a Director, Treasurer, and Chair. Now retired from the industry, he and his wife Christine own and operate Okanagan Crush Pad Winery in Summerland.