Board of DirectorsYuri L. Fulmer, Chair
Yuri Fulmer is the Chairman of Fulmer Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on small and mid-cap investing. Companies in the diverse portfolio have, on numerous occasions, been named in the Profit 100 among Canada's fastest growing private companies. Active in the community, he serves on the board of United Way Centraide Canada and is a Honourary Governor of the Vancouver Foundation. Mr. Fulmer was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Forty Under 40 in 2008, was a recipient of the BC Community Achievement Award in 2010, the Spirit of Vancouver Award in 2011 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Citing his “dynamic entrepreneurship and committed volunteerism” he was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2010, the Province’s highest honour.
Shelley L. Chrest
(Central Vancouver Island and Northern Georgia Strait appointment area)
Shelley Chrest, a resident of the Alberni Valley, is a lawyer and a mediator. Ms. Chrest has practiced as a sole practitioner, as in-house legal counsel, and acted in advisory roles, primarily in the area of employment law. She has also been appointed as an adjudicator in various administrative law areas. Ms. Chrest holds a J.D. from the University of Victoria, and an LL.M from the University of British Columbia. She is a chartered mediator and a member of the Civil Roster of BC. Ms. Chrest has served in a number of governance capacities, including as a federally appointed director on the Port Alberni Port Authority, and as Vice-Chair of the National NewsMedia Council. She is actively involved in the community, including as a director of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society.
Fiona L. Macdonald
Fiona Macdonald was a Managing Director of a global professional services firm, now Willis Towers Watson, where she led practice groups in Canada and the United States. Ms. Macdonald is a recognized expert in executive compensation and governance. She serves on the board of GMP Capital, a financial services firm listed on the TSX, and is a member of its Management Resources and Compensation Committee and its Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Macdonald is the Chair of the BC Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, an organization focused on increasing director knowledge and organizational governance. She has a B.A. and M.B.A., both from the University of British Columbia, and is an ICD.D.
Shirley J. Mathieson
Shirley Mathieson is retired from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). She began working for British Columbia Ferry Corporation in the summer of 1967 and continued every summer and for a gap year while attending the University of British Columbia. She returned to BC Ferries in 1973 and became an active union member. Ms. Mathieson was elected President of the newly-formed BC Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union (BCFMWU) in 1977. During this period, she also served on the Executive of the BC Federation of Labour. After leaving the BCFMWU, she went on to work as a Staff Representative for the Hospital Employees’ Union. In 1992, she became a National Representative with CUPE. Ms. Mathieson has served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Marine Training Institute and on the Board of Governors of the BC Institute of Technology.
Susan G. Mehinagic
(Southern Vancouver Island appointment area)
Susan Mehinagic retired after a 35-year career as partner with Grant Thornton LLP and with KPMG. She has been a Director of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority since 2011 and its Chair since 2013. In addition, she has served as a Board member and Chair of the University of Victoria, Grant Thornton LLP Partnership Board, the University of Victoria Foundation and the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. Ms. Mehinagic has served on and chaired audit, finance, governance, executive, CEO selection and CEO review committees of various organizations. Ms. Mehinagic holds a B.Com. (Hons) from Queen’s University and a LL.B. from the University of Victoria. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1988, and she received the ICD.D designation in 2010. Ms. Mehinagic is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and a retired member of the British Columbia Bar Association.
G. Wynne Powell
Wynne Powell was CEO of London Drugs Limited prior to his retirement, and continues to serve as CEO of London Air Services, a charter airline, and Sonora Resorts, a member of Relais & Chateau group. Mr. Powell’s history includes serving eight years as Chair of BCIT, over 15 years as Chair of Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Emergency Health Services, and Chair of the Chairs of the six British Columbia Health Authorities, an Interim Chair of Fraser Health, and director of the CPA Western School of Business. He was awarded a fellowship from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and an Honorary Doctor of Technology from BCIT. Mr. Powell has also received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal and the Henry Singer Award for leadership from the University of Calgary. In 2008, he was recognized as one the top 100 CGA accountants for outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and community service.
Michael W. Pucci
(Northern Coastal and North Island appointment area)
Michael Pucci is Superintendent of Compliance and Administration for Maher Terminals Holding Corp. which operates one of the fastest growing and most efficient container terminals in North America. Previously, Mr. Pucci was in business development for Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest, a non-profit fund, lending to entrepreneurs. Born and raised in Prince Rupert, Mr. Pucci has served two terms on the municipality’s Board of Variance and currently sits on the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Sandra A. Stoddart-Hansen
(Southern Mainland appointment area)
Sandra Stoddart-Hansen, a resident of the Sunshine Coast, is President of The Ballantree Consulting Group Ltd., a company she established in 1995. In her consulting practice, she has worked with a wide range of local, national and international clients in the transportation sector. Ms. Stoddart-Hansen served as President of Alpha Aviation and also held the position of Vice President and General Manager for Hill & Knowlton British Columbia. Prior to her consulting career, Ms. Stoddart-Hansen worked as Vice President of Human Resources at BC’s Children’s and Women’s hospitals. Early in her career, Ms. Stoddart-Hansen worked for the Federal Government in Ottawa including a position as Director General of Human Resources for the Department of Justice. Ms. Stoddart-Hansen has served on a number of Boards including serving as Chair for Dress for Success and Chair of the British Columbia Aviation Council.
Paul L. Williams
Paul Williams is a business strategy and marketing consultant. Previously, Mr. Williams oversaw business development and strategy for Scott Construction Group and Paradigm Environmental Technologies. He was the Vice President of Business Strategy and Marketing for Progressive Solutions Inc., the Director of Marketing for Stantec Consulting and the Senior Director of Strategic Solutions and Acquisitions of Western Canada for Bell. Active in his community, Mr. Williams was a board member for Junior Achievement of British Columbia and a committee member for the Canadian Liver Foundation.