Board of Directors
Infrastructure BC is governed by a seven-member 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.
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Board of Directors
Infrastructure 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:.
Dana Hayden is an accomplished and experienced C-suite executive who provides expertise for private and public organizations through Hayden Consulting Services. Her areas of focus are natural resource development, international trade, property development and governance. Dana is currently Chair of the Board of Infrastructure BC and a Director on the boards of TimberWest and the BC Parks Foundation. Prior to establishing Hayden Consulting Services, Dana spent 30 years in British Columbia’s public sector where she held six Deputy Minister positions in natural resource and economic portfolios and served as President and CEO of the BC Pavilion Corporation, Destination BC and the BC Lottery Corporation.
Steve Lornie has enjoyed a 40-year career in BC’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.
During her more than 30 years with HSBC Bank Canada, Susan held a variety of executive management positions working with the banks domestic and international sectors in the areas of Risk Management and Governance, Compliance, and Corporate Sustainability.
Susan is an experienced director with extensive audit, risk, and governance expertise. She is currently the Audit Committee Chair for Infrastructure BC. Susan was both Chair and Audit Committee Chair of the Royal Canadian Mint, a multi-billion dollar Crown Corporation, during her twelve years on the Board. She also served as a Board Director of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association.
Mary was fortunate to spend nearly all of her childhood growing up in the West Kootenays and is grateful for experiences at university, travel and work experience in Canada, France and China, to learn from different cultures and pick up language skills. Mary’s family was able to return to the West Kootenays in 2009, and at that time started two businesses. These businesses gave Mary excellent experience in start-up and operations as well as skills in property management. financial services, customer relations, business accounting, and much more. In 2014, with the strength of her well-run property business to carry us through start-up, her husband Roger and Mary started Austin Engineering Ltd. Mary is proud of the growth of our company and the excellence of our team here in Trail, as well as grateful for our reputation with our clients. She is passionate about the promotion and continued economic growth of our Lower Columbia Community, as well as the volunteering roles she plays within the greater Columbia Basin. In her downtime Mary enjoys trail running, learning the guitar, hiking local mountains and coaching kids in soccer and skiing.
Eric Denhoff is a Consultant for E.A. Denhoff and Associates Ltd. Previously Mr. Denhoff was a Special Advisor, Market Access for the Government of Alberta in the Office of Premier. He also was a Deputy Minister of Environment, Parks and Climate Change and Deputy Minister Climate Change Office for the Government of Alberta. Active in his community, Mr. Denhoff has served as a Director for the Greater Victoria Hospital Society, Hospice Victoria, Fair Trade Canada, and the Energy Council of Canada.
Kristi Simpson is the Associate Vice President, Financing Planning & Operations at the University of Victoria. In this role she has a wide variety of responsibilities including campus and capital planning, sustainability, university budgeting, pension services, investments, financial reporting and insurance and risk management. Over her almost 17 years at UVic she has planned, financed and overseen a variety of construction projects totaling over $250M. She is currently leading the planning of three major projects on campus including a new student housing and dining project with a budget over $228M. This project will be the largest Passive House project in North America once complete in 2023. She is currently the member of 4 Boards: a trustee for the UVic Combination Pension Plan, chair of the UVic Investment and Administration Committee for the Staff Plan Pension, a member of the investment committee of the Victoria Foundation and chair of the Canadian University Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CURIE).
Kirsten Wilson has been President and CEO of Jack Cewe Ltd. since 2009, one of British Columbia’s oldest civil construction companies and aggregate mining producers. In 2018, Jack Cewe Ltd. joint ventured with Lehigh Hansen Materials Ltd., the world’s largest crushed stone aggregate company, to form Jack Cewe Construction Ltd. The company has over 200 employees and has grown to over $60 Million in annual revenue. With close to thirty years’ experience in the civil construction industry, Kirsten is passionate about connecting the needs of business with the abilities of young people, women, indigenous and underrepresented groups to participate in the industry, with the vast opportunities construction and the trades can offer. Kirsten has worked in Coquitlam most of her career and lives with her husband, three children and dog in North Vancouver.
Dave Clancy is currently the president of HHI Service Inc a firm that provides advisory services to municipal clients in the delivery of major capital infrastructure programs. Previously he was the Project Director for the Capital Regional District’s Wastewater Program. A Senior Executive with 40 years of experience and leadership in the managerial, technical, legal, delivery and financial aspects of water and wastewater utility infrastructure in both the municipal and private sectors. Has been charged to develop and deliver strategic business plans across various industry sectors focused on increased market share and revenue enhancement through both organic growth and acquisitions. His unique balance of experience and expertise has resulted in him being routinely nominated to deal with challenged businesses and projects around the world. Throughout his career he has assembled and led multidisciplinary teams carrying out large, complex and innovative infrastructure programs and projects. He has played key roles in both the consultancy and DBFO/Concession/P3 sectors. He has led or participated in major infrastructure programs in both North America and globally ranging in value from $10 million to over $1.0 bn. In his latest assignment he was tasked to organize and deliver a major infrastructure program on Vancouver Island. In just over four years he delivered $775 million of wastewater infrastructure on time and under budget.