Board of Directors
John A. Horning, Chair
John Horning offers an extensive business background as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Interfor Corporation, President and CEO of Seaboard International Shipping Ltd. and President and CEO of Interfor Insurance Corporation. John previously held the position of President and CEO of Pacific Coach Lines Ltd. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Accountant. He also serves on the Boards of the B.C. Pavilion Corporation and is Chair of the David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Foundation.Jan K. Grude, Vice Chair
Jan Grude is President & CEO of Pacific Blue Cross, British Columbia’s largest regulated insurer, and British Columbia Life & Casualty Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Blue Cross. He has 30 years of experience in financial services, insurance, and advisory services to health care, utilities, manufacturing and telecommunications. A former Partner of Ernst & Young, he has advised on large scale infrastructure, restructuring and privatization initiatives in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Grude is former President & CEO of Mellon Financial Services Corporation (Canada), a subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon, and former President & Chief Executive officer of The Buck Company based in New York City, one of the largest multi-national pension, investment and group insurance firms, now owned by Xerox Corporation. Grude holds the ICD.D designation and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Bruce A. Chan
Bruce Chan spent nearly 20 years in a variety of senior positions with Teekay Corporation, one of the world’s largest marine energy transportation, storage and production companies, with offices in 15 countries and approximately 6,700 seagoing and shore-based employees. Prior to that, Bruce was with Ernst & Young, LLC in Vancouver. Bruce holds a Master in Business Administration and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. Bruce has served on several Boards, including the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.
Eric A. Denhoff
Eric Denhoff has served in both the public and private sectors in Canada and internationally. He has served as a Deputy Minister in both the BC and Alberta Governments, as Chief Negotiator for Government of Canada and as an executive for private corporations. He has extensive experience in business in Asia, North America and Europe and has served on a wide variety of Boards, including the Energy Council of Canada, National Capital Commission, Fair Trade Canada, BC Women’s Hospital Foundation, Hospice Victoria, Greater Victoria Hospital Board, GNS School Board, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters BC Board and others.
Brenda J. Eaton
Brenda Eaton is a corporate Director, who has served for more than a decade on various private, public and Crown corporation and not-for-profit Boards. She currently serves on the Boards of Transelec, Technical Safety BC, Westland Insurance, and Victoria's sewage treatment project board, in addition to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Vancouver Foundation, and Max Bell Foundation. Brenda formerly held senior positions in the British Columbia provincial government, including Deputy Minister to the Premier, and Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, Social Services, and Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. She was also Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Operations Support of the former Capital Health Region. Brenda has a Bachelor (Honours) and Master's degree in Economics.
Gordon M. Kukec
Gord Kukec is an independent consultant focussing primarily on the impact of emerging environmental and technology developments on business transformation. Gord has previously held a number of senior officer roles in the international commercial aviation, business intelligence software, and commercial printing imaging technology industries. He brings a diversity of knowledge and expertise to the Board in commercial transportation, IT, business innovation and energy sustainability. Gord holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University and has extensive experience on Boards of both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.
Shona A. Moore, Q.C.
Shona A. Moore Q.C., practices as a labour arbitrator. Prior to August 1, 2020, she was a founding partner of Moore Edgar Lyster LLP. Throughout her legal career, Ms. Moore restricted her law practice to labour relations and administrative law, including human rights and accommodation. Between 1983 and 1986, she served as a Vice-Chair of the B.C. Labour Relations Board. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Moore has been active in a number of professional and community organizations, including Westcoast Legal Education and Action Fund, the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and served as an elected bencher of the Law Society of BC. Ms. Moore was educated at the University of British Columbia where she graduated from Law School in 1979.
Sarah A. Morgan-Silvester
Sarah Morgan-Silvester is former Executive Vice President, Personal Financial Services and Wealth Management for HSBC Bank Canada and former President and CEO of HSBC Trust Company (Canada). She is currently a corporate Director serving on a number of Boards of organizations including: Canadian Western Bank, ENMAX Corporation, Grosvenor Americas, Grant Thornton LLP and Grant Thornton Consulting. She is past Chair of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and chaired the committee responsible for overseeing the merger of the three ports in the Lower Mainland to form Canada's largest port. An active volunteer, Sarah serves on the Board of the Vancouver Foundation, is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia and past Chair of BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre Foundation. Sarah is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the University of British Columbia. She additionally holds the Human Resources and Compensation Committee designation from the Directors College.
Janine M. North ICD.D
Janine North is a Corporate Director who has served for more than 25 years on various public, Crown corporation and not-for-profit boards. She currently serves on the boards of Conifex Timber Inc. and Imperial Metals Corp., and previously served on a number of boards including BC Hydro, Maple Gold Mines, viaSport, Junior Achievement BC, Canadian Sport Institute, BC Business Council, and the Agricultural Institute of Canada. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Initiative Trust from inception in 2005 until her retirement in 2016. Janine lives on Haida Gwaii, where she is involved in the tourism industry, and is a sessional instructor for the University of BC at the Haida Gwaii Institute.
David R. Podmore
David Podmore is Chairman of Concert Real Estate Corporation, and Chairman and CEO of Concert Infrastructure Ltd. He is well versed in the development of residential real estate and public infrastructure projects in Canada. A tireless community champion, he played a key role in the development of facilities plans for Vancouver’s bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. David currently serves on the Board of LifeLabs, is an Advisory Committee Director of Balfour Pacific Capital, a member of the BC Hydro Site C Project Assurance Board, and Chair of the BCIT Inspire Capital Campaign. Previously, David served as Chair of FortisBC and Chair of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and was invested to the Order of British Columbia in 2014. David holds an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and was inducted into the Urban Development Institute’s Hall of Fame in November 2018.
Michael W. Pucci
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.
Judith F. Sayers
Judith Sayers is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation and is currently President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. She has worked as a strategic adviser to First Nations and corporations and is currently an adjunct professor with the Peter Gustavson School of Business and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Dr. Sayers holds a Business and Law degree and an honorary Doctor of Law from Queen’s University. Dr. Sayers was formerly on the political executive of the First Nations Summit and served on the Board of the New Relationship Trust. She currently serves on the Boards of Clean Energy BC, the Island Corridor Foundation and the New Relationship Trust Foundation, and Chairs the Joint Working Group on Heritage Conservation.