BC Chamber announces Interim CEO

For Your Business, For Your Chamber

VANCOUVER, April 20, 2016 –  Former BC Chamber Board Chair Maureen Kirkbride has been appointed the organization’s Interim CEO.

“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to announce that Maureen will be leading the BC Chamber team until we complete our search for a new CEO,” said BC Chamber Chair Brant Hasanen.

Kirkbride recently retired as Government Relations Director after a 28-year career with TELUS.  As a former Chair and Governor of the BC Chamber, she has a long history of involvement with the Chamber network.

“Maureen has served on the BC Chamber Board for more than a decade and has a deep understanding of the needs and goals of our province-wide organization,” said Patrick Giesbrecht, BC Chamber Vice-Chair. “We feel that Maureen is uniquely positioned to lead our organization smoothly through this transition time until a new CEO has been selected.”

“I am delighted to be able to support the BC Chamber though this transition,” Kirkbride said. “Over the coming weeks, my focus will be on assisting staff as we work towards our AGM and Conference in May and on ensuring continued strong communications with our members and external stakeholders... Our membership can expect it to be ‘business as usual’ at the Chamber until a new CEO has been selected.”

The BC Chamber is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in the province.  Representing more than 125 Chambers of Commerce and 36,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province, the BC Chamber of Commerce is “The Voice of Business in BC.”

 

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For further details, please contact:

Patrick Giesbrecht
Vice-Chair
BC Chamber of Commerce
C 604.825.2123
E patrick@ggandco.ca