Board of Directors

Craig NeeserCraig Neeser

Chair, board of directors

Appointed by the federal government on the recommendation of the port user group

Mr. Neeser is the former president of Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. Previously, he was senior vice president with Weyerhaeuser’s International Group, and was senior vice president, solid wood group when Weyerhaeuser acquired MacMillan Bloedel. Under Weyerhaeuser, he also served as vice president, British Columbia, and later as president, Canada. He has served on the boards of directors of the Council of Forest Industries of British Columbia, University of Alberta, Global Forest Partners, Maynards, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the Forest Products Association of Canada. Past service includes chair of the Forest Industrial Relations and of the Coast Forest Lumber Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry Management from the University of Alberta and has completed the Harvard School of Business Advanced Management Program.

Eugene KwanEugene Kwan

Vice chair, board of directors
Member, major capital projects committee
Member, governance and stakeholder relations committee

Appointed by the federal government on the recommendation of the port user group

Mr. Kwan is president and chief executive officer of Agincourt Capital Corporation, a privately held investment company. Mr. Kwan is also the proprietor of Chaberton Estate Winery and active in the B.C. wine industry, serving as a member of the B.C. Wine Authority Wine Industry Advisory Committee and a director of the B.C. Estate Winery Association. Previously he was a partner with Stikeman Elliott LLP and the managing director of the firm’s Hong Kong office prior to becoming a senior executive with the Hutchison Whampoa Group, responsible for mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Kwan holds a law degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Life Member of the Laurier Institution.

Lisa Ethans

Member, governance and stakeholder relations committee
Member, human resources and compensation committee

Appointed by the federal government on the recommendation of the port user group

Ms. Ethans is the founder of Deloitte’s National Indigenous Client Services practice. Her expertise includes the creation of First Nation wealth management and governance structures, trust structuring and administrative trustee services. Ms. Ethans often serves as an expert witness in judicial proceedings. Her community involvement includes an Indigenous mentoring program and an Indigenous scholarship fund. Ms. Ethans has served and/or is serving on numerous boards, including the Minerva Foundation, Chief Joe Mathias BC Aboriginal Scholarship and Junior Achievement British Columbia. She has also chaired or co-chaired approximately 20 Aboriginal community trust boards located across Canada, focusing on wealth management and long term investment of trust funds, community development and capacity building and stakeholder communications. Ms. Ethans is a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C.

Philip Hochstein

Member, governance and stakeholder relations committee
Member, major capital projects committee

Appointed by the provincial government

Mr. Hochstein is president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B.C. He currently serves on the provincial government’s Roundtable on the Economy and the Environment and is a member of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table. Previously he was chair of the Coalition of BC Businesses, was on the board of directors for the SHARE Family and Community Services Society and the Consumer Protection Agency, and served on the British Columbia Construction Association’s benefit plan board of trustees. Philip earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Victoria and an honours degree in history from McGill University.

Carmen LobergCarmen Loberg

Chair, human resources and compensation committee
Member, audit committee

Appointed by the western prairie provinces

Mr. Loberg is the former president and chief executive officer of NorTerra Inc., an Edmonton based investment and management company with investments in air and marine transportation, logistics, industrial supplies and in manufacturing, a position he held from 2000 until his retirement in June 2010. Mr. Loberg was also the president of NorTerra’s northern jet airline, Canadian North, from 1998 until 2004. He has been a director of Canadian Helicopters (now HNZ Group) since August 2000 and is also a director of McCoy Global and the Churchill Corporation. He is a former director of ArcticNet, a national organization of Centres of Excellence comprised of Canada’s leading universities. Mr. Loberg has also served on the board of directors of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

Catherine McLay

Chair, major capital projects committee
Member, audit committee

Appointed by the federal government on the recommendation of the port user group

Ms. McLay is the chief financial officer and executive vice president, finance and corporate services at TransLink. Ms. McLay currently serves on the boards of Coast Mountain Bus Company, Transportation Property & Casualty Company Inc. and Providence Health Care. She has previously served on the boards of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Canfor Asia Corporation. Ms. McLay was the general manager for Canadian Forest Products Ltd., as well as the corporate controller for the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Limited Partnership. She also served as the regional controller for Canadian Forest Products Limited in Prince George and as a senior field accountant for Deloitte & Touche. Ms. McLay is an International Certified Business Coach, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Directors Education Program.

Joanne McLeod

Board member

Appointed by the federal government on the recommendation of the port user group

Ms. McLeod is a former energy executive with Westcoast Energy Inc. and was vice president and treasurer when Westcoast Energy was acquired by Duke Energy. Previously Ms. McLeod worked in corporate banking for CIBC in the energy, regulated businesses and government sectors. She has extensive banking, finance and capital project experience. Ms. McLeod has served on the boards of directors of B.C. Investment Management Corporation and B.C. Transmission Company. In the not-for-profit sector, she was a member of the board of directors of the BC Cancer Foundation, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. Ms. McLeod holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors director certification program.

Craig Munroe

Member, governance and stakeholder relations committee
Member, human resources and compensation committee

Appointed by the federal government

Mr. Munroe is a partner at Coutts Pulver Crawford LLP and has been practising law in British Columbia for almost 20 years, advising companies in the resource, transportation, marine, construction and retail industries. He has extensive experience serving at the executive level in several organizations, as well as on professional and non-profit boards of directors. Mr. Munroe is the Vice President and B.C. Director of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, and has served on the board of the Vancouver Bar Association, the Children’s Arts Umbrella Association, and the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia.

Penny PriddyPenny Priddy

Chair, governance and stakeholder relations committee 
Member, major capital projects committee

Appointed by the 16 municipalities within the port authority’s jurisdiction

Ms. Priddy is the founder of Penny Priddy Consulting, a management consulting firm. She has more than 30 years of public and private sector experience, including as a Member of Parliament, Member of the Legislative Assembly, executive officer of a provincial not-for-profit organization, and a faculty member at Douglas College. She is a member of the Canadian Women Voters, and was the first female politician to be elected to all four levels of government in Canada: school board, city council, provincial legislature and the House of Commons. She continues to be involved as a community activist, most recently  elected to the board of the Children of The Street Society. She has a nursing degree and, in 2001, was granted a honourary Doctorate of Laws from Kwantlen University College for her service to British Columbians.

Judy Rogers

Board member

Appointed by the federal government on the recommendation of the port user group

Ms. Rogers operates her own consulting firm, advising private, public and Crown corporations in government affairs and communications. She held the role of city manager of the City of Vancouver from 1999 to 2008. Ms. Rogers is chair of the board of directors of the B.C. Assessment Authority. She is past chair of the B.C. Housing Commission and the UBC Alumni Association, past president of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, and served on the board for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Ms. Rogers received the Order of Canada in 2017, and is the recipient of two United Nations public service awards. She has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Victoria and an honourary Doctorate of Laws from Capilano University.

Richard TurnerRichard Turner

Chair, audit committee
Member, human resources and compensation committee

Appointed by the federal government on the recommendation of the port user group

Mr. Turner is president and chief executive officer of TitanStar Investment Group Inc., a private company engaged in the provision of private equity capital to midmarket businesses and capital for real estate developments and acquisitions. Mr. Turner currently serves on the board of a number of public companies, including board chair of TitanStar Properties Inc.; board chair of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust; lead director of WesternOne Inc.; and lead director and Audit Committee Chair of Mainstreet Health Investments Inc. Mr. Turner was a director of the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and served as chair of its audit committee; Governor of the B.C. Business Council; board chair of the Insurance Corporation of BC; board chair of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation; trustee of Healthlease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust; chair and governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade; and director, president and chief executive officer of the operating subsidiary of IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund, a business involved in the development and management of real estate at airports. Mr. Turner serves as the Honorary Consul for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Vancouver. In 2003, Mr. Turner received H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Award for public service in Canada. Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia and holds the ICD.D designation.