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.fin.gov.bc.ca/brdo/.
PARTNERSHIPS BC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Dana Hayden, Chair
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.
- Brian Bentz
Mr. Bentz retired in 2008 after a 38 year career in the engineering and project management industry, during which time he held several executive positions including: President, Oilsands and Mining, of Amec Americas Inc.; President, Project Investments Americas and Director of Business Development in the United Kingdom; member of the board for AMEC Project Investments Limited; President, Special Projects Group, Agra Inc.; and President and CEO of Simons International Corporation. Mr. Bentz has served as a director of several corporations and currently acts as a director of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., Trinidad Drilling Ltd, Partnerships BC and the Vancouver Airport Authority. Mr. Bentz has been a Chartered Accountant since 1969 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.
- Frank Blasetti
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.
- Peter Kappel
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.
- Jill Leversage
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.
- Gordon Steele
Mr. Steele of Coldstream is a 40-year veteran of British Columbia's forestry sector. He is the past President, CEO and Chairman of Riverside Forest Products Ltd. He is also the past Chair of the Council of Forest Industries of B.C. and past Director of the Interior Forest Labour Relations Association and the BC Softwood Lumber Trade Council. Mr. Steele earned his bachelor of commerce from the University of British Columbia and he is a Certified Management Accountant.