Vancouver, B.C., June 22, 2023—E-Comm announced its 2023-2024 Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting today, marking significant change with nine new board members. The remaining members, who are designated by shareholders, were reconfirmed for another term by their nominating entities.
A moment of appreciation was shared for departing board members: Brent Asmundson, Barry Forbes, Lois Karr, Melanie Kerr, Warren Lemcke, Nicole MacDonald, Mary Sue Maloughney, Bill McNulty, Richard Walton and Ed Wolfe.
Doug Campbell returns as Board Chair, a position he has held since 2016. During the Annual General Meeting, Campbell reflected on the significant challenges E-Comm and its partner agencies experienced throughout 2022, offering an optimistic outlook for the future with a number of changes happening for the organization as part of a multi-year transformation plan. More details are provided in the 2022 Annual Report and Financial Statements, posted today.
“The last few years have been challenging and 2022 was no exception. Despite the extraordinary demand for emergency services and record breaking call volumes, E-Comm staff continued to rise to the occasion,” said Campbell. “The Board believes that E-Comm is rounding the corner and it’s all thanks to the heroic efforts of our staff who work tirelessly each day to protect the safety of British Columbians. On behalf of the Board, we want to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to everyone at E-Comm. Thank you for your ongoing dedication and commitment to keeping our communities safe.”
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic planning and direction, finances and operating results. Management is accountable to the Board of Directors for day-to-day operations and administration.
E-Comm shareholders and other stakeholders nominate Board members who provide extensive knowledge and experience to the company through their work on the Board and as members of the Board’s standing committees.
2023-2024 Board of Directors
|Doug Campbell||Board Chair and Independent Director|
|Angela Kaiser*||Independent Director|
|Nancy Kotani||Independent Director|
|Denise Nawata||Independent Director|
|Aniz Alani||Director||City of Abbotsford|
|Steve Eely*||Director||Vancouver Police Board|
|Kash Heed*||Director||City of Richmond|
|Leanne Heppell*||Director||BC Emergency Health Services|
|Dylan Kruger*||Director||City of Delta/Delta Police Board|
|Meghan Lahti*||Director||Cities of Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Village of Belcarra (Seat 1 of 2)|
|Karen Levitt||Director||City of Vancouver|
|Mike Little*||Director||City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Village of Lions Bay|
|George Madden||Director||Independent Police Boards (Abbotsford, New Westminster, Port Moody, Transit Police, West Vancouver)|
|Barb Martens*||Director||Cities of Langley, Surrey and White Rock, Township of Langley (Seat 1 of 2)|
|Nancy McCurrach||Director||Cities of Burnaby, New West, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, Village of Belcarra (Seat 2 of 2)|
|Kurt Pregler||Director||Metro Vancouver and TransLink|
|Dan Ruimy*||Director||Cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows|
|Doug Scott||Director||Provincial Government|
|Terry Waterhouse||Director||Cities of Langley, Surrey, and White Rock, Township of Langley (Seat 2 of 2)|
|Colin Watson||Director||Capital Regional District and E-Comm’s Southern Vancouver Island police agency partners|
A second board seat, nominated by the Provincial Government, is to be filled later.
*New directors appointed on June 22, 2023
E-Comm is the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers in 25 regional districts in British Columbia and provides dispatch services for more than 70 police agencies and fire departments across the province. E‐Comm also owns and operates the largest multi‐jurisdictional, tri‐service, wide‐area radio network in the province used by police, fire and ambulance personnel throughout Metro Vancouver and parts of the Fraser Valley.