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:.
Corporate Director &
Dana is a seasoned corporate Director and provides consulting services to public, private and NFP organizations in strategic and business planning, governance, resource development, and public infrastructure development. She has a strategic perspective, possesses sound judgement and strong communication skills and has an ability to collaborate on high-impact decisions with multi-disciplinary teams.
Dana is Chair of the Board of Infrastructure B.C. and a Director on the Boards Mosaic Forest Management where she chairs the Governance and Nominations committee. Dana is also chair of the SFU Beedie School of Business Advisory Committee, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Victoria Executive and is a faculty member with the United Way Public Policy Institute.
Dana is a proactive leader with a history of identifying innovative solutions to challenges and guiding them to successful implementation. She has extensive experience in all 3 pillars of corporate sustainability: environmental, social responsibility and governance. She is a listener, a quick learner and willingly engages in constructive collaboration and debate on strategic issues of interest to her clients and the Boards she is a member of.
Dana has a B.Sc. in Forest Science, a M.Sc. in Natural Resource Economics, and is a Chartered Director (C. Dir). Dana was inducted into Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame in 2016 and received the Vancouver Influential Women in Business award in 2014
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.
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 Vice President Finance & Operations at the University of Victoria. In this role she has a breadth of responsibilities including financial services, human resources, campus security, facilities management, internal audit, general counsel, university systems and financial planning. Over her almost 19 years at UVic she has planned, financed and overseen a variety of construction projects totaling over $400M 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 5 Boards: Ocean Network Canada, University of Victoria Foundation, Heritage Reality Corporation, UVic Investment Properties and past 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.
Justin Napoleon is the Chief of the Saulteau First Nation. He has worked as a technician on wind energy projects, a power engineer in gas plants and is a successful small business owner in the natural resources and civil construction sectors. As Chief he has led the completion of the Sukunka Wind Project which is the largest indigenous-owned green energy project in BC. He has also helped to guide the development of the Saulteau First Nations’ flagship economic development company, Mistahiya Corporation which is involved in diversifying the business interests of the nation. He is also leading a number of community-focused initiatives such as the construction of a new cultural centre. Chief Napoleon holds a Certificate of Second Class Power Engineer from Technical Safety British Columbia.
Allison has been a partner at Intermark Law, a small downtown Vancouver boutique law firm for over 10 years and has been practising law for over 25 years in the areas of corporate and commercial law. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance at the University of Manitoba a law degree at the University of Windsor. Prior to her current role, she was recruited to work for a large public forestry company as in-house counsel where she worked for 7 years before being promoted to Senior Legal Counsel. She volunteers on the Board on the North Shore In-line Hockey Association and has been the Co-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association BC section of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. She has also taught a business law course at UBC’s Allard Law School.
For over 25 years, Kyle Downie has been a leader in the workforce development space. In his current role as CEO of SkillPlan, Mr. Downie focuses on developing strategies to improve the skills of workers in the construction industry in North America through the Building Trades Unions and their affiliated contractors and training providers. He holds Executive Management in Strategic Leadership from the UBC Sauder School of Business, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Physical Education in Physiology, both from the University of Alberta, and is a certified Power Engineer from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.