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Who We Are Presidents Group: Meet Our Members

In 2013, the BC Government supported a Presidents Group – a network of 22 change-driven BC business leaders who are champions for more accessible, inclusive workplaces. The group represents businesses of all different sizes and sectors.

The Presidents Group is engaging with employers and business owners around the province to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities in BC and create a more accessible consumer marketplace.

Click on the profiles below to learn more about what our member organizations are doing to make their workplaces more accessible and inclusive. 

Vancouver Airport Authority
Craig Richmond
, (Co-Chair, Presidents Group) President and CEO
Vancity
Tamara Vrooman
, (Co-Chair, Presidents Group) President & CEO
British Columbia Automobile Association
Shom Sen
, President & CEO
British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Jim Lightbody
, CEO
BC Hydro
Chris O'Riley
, President & COO
BC Tech Association
Rocky Ozaki
, Vice President
Buy-Low Foods
Daniel Bregg
, President
Century Plaza Hotel and Absolute Spa Group
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia
, CEO, Co-Founder of Pacific Autism Family Network
Destination BC
Marsha Walden
, President & CEO
EY
Fiona Macfarlane
, Managing Partner for BC, Chief Inclusiveness Officer
Gabi & Jules
Lisa Beecroft
, Owner
HSBC
Chris Hatton
, Chief Operating Officer
Insurance Corporation British Columbia
Mark Blucher
, President & CEO
Ledcor
Peter Hrdlitschka
, President of Construction
NATIONAL Public Relations
,
Pacific Blue Cross
Jan K. Grude
, President and CEO
The Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia
Robin Ciceri
, President
Port of Vancouver
Robin Silvester
, President & CEO
SAP Labs Canada
Kirsten Sutton
, Managing Director
Save on Meats
Mark Brand
, President and Owner
TELUS International
Marilyn Tyfting
, Senior Vice President and CCO
WATSON
Liz Watson
, Founder and President
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Vancity logo
BCAA logo
British Columbia Lottery Corporation logo
BC Tech Association logo
Buy Low Foods logo
Century-plaza logo
Destination British Columbia logo
EY logo
Gabi & Jules Handmade Pies Logo
HSBC logo
ICBC logo
Ledcor Group Logo
National PR logo
Pacific Blue Cross logo
RUCBC logo
Port of Vancouver logo
SAP logo
Save on Meats logo
Telus logo
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