Pavco Board of Directors
The Board meets at least three times a year to discuss the business of the Corporation and to provide direction to management. Ad hoc committees are formed at the call of the Chair; the Standing Committees are the Governance, Finance & Audit Committee, Core Review, and Marketing Committee. These Committees meet as required.
Ian Aikenhead Q.C. has practiced law in East Vancouver for over 40 years, and has been involved in board governance issues both as a lawyer and a volunteer with many organizations.
As the President of the PNE from 1992 to 2001, he oversaw a $30 million yearly budget of a Crown Corporation, with thousands of unionized staff, and helped lead the PNE to increased community connection and financial success.
Mr. Aikenhead has been involved with assisting a number of organizations with their governance issues, in both the private and public sectors. He has chaired community and other organizations, and offered leadership in various organizations over the past decades. He is the senior partner in a law firm of 8 lawyers and 12 staff doing primarily litigation work, as well as advising corporate and individual clients on a number of issues. .
As a globally recognized real estate development professional, Carla melds together the fields of real estate development, planning, design and sustainability. Through a highly collaborative and creative approach, Carla has a proven track record of delivering $870 million in complex, mixed-use real estate development projects across Canada's top markets, including the renowned West Don lands development on the Toronto waterfront. She has been awarded the prestigious Urban Land Institutes Top 40 Under 40 global land use professionals award, as well as Business in Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40 Award. Carla is a skilled strategic leader of teams, with an exceptional track record for turning challenges into opportunities, and bringing vision to reality for complex real estate development projects for the benefit of communities and investors.
Carla has served on several boards including Atira Development Services, Urban Land Institute Management Committee, Chair ULI Technical Assistance Panel and is a Founding Member of the ULI Women's Leadership Initiative in British Columbia.
Dan Cahill is retired from the BC Government and Employees Union where he worked as a Director of Advocacy, Human Resources, Administration and Finance; Regional Coordinator; and Staff Representative during his 12 year career. Dan bring over 3 decades of experience as labour advocate, negotiator, arbitrator and mediator. Prior to joining the BCGEU, Dan worked in various labour and employment positions including Vice Chair and Deputy Registrar at Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal; Regional Manager with the Employment Standards Branch; and Labour Relations Specialist and Industrial Relations Officer with the Ministry of Labour. Dan is a member and past president of the BC Federation of Fly Fishers, currently a director of the Steelhead Society of BC and continues to volunteer for campaigns and initiatives.
Having worked in the education sector since 2003, Flavia Coughlan is currently Secretary Treasurer – Chief Business Officer with the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (No. 42). In this role, she provides strategic leadership to the district’s business division, which is responsible for finance, facilities and support services for 26 schools serving over 14,700 K-12 students, 2,000 staff, a $166 million budget for 2017/18. Previously, Ms. Coughlan was Director of Finance for the Vancouver School District (No. 39) and Accounting Manager in the North Vancouver School District (No. 44). She is currently the Vice President of the BC Association of School Business Officials and served on numerous provincial committees, including the Funding Formula Review Panel, Technical Review Committee, K-12 Education Sector Leadership Development Working Group, Accountability Framework Redesign, Procurement Steering Committee for BC Education Marketplace, Executive Committee for ERAC, Accounting Advisory Committee, and the Government Organizations Accounting and Auditing Forum.
Gwendolyn (Gwen) Point
Shoysqwelwhet (Gwendolyn Point) is from the Stó:lō Nation. She recently completed her role as Chancellor for the local university. Currently serving as the elder for the BC Assembly of First Nation Chiefs. She has a Bachelor of Education, a Post Baccalaureate, A Master of Education, and a Doctorate in Education. She is a board member for both Reconciliation Canada and the Provincial First Nation Education Steering Committee. Her career includes teaching in her home community school before working for a local school district as an Aboriginal Support teacher. She was the Education Manager for Stó:lō Nation Government and developed a grade 4 longhouse program featuring the local Stó:lō culture and traditions. In partnership with the local school district she also developed the local Halq’emeylem language program that started with an Immersion Program for “teachers of the language”. Many of those “teachers” serve as teachers of Halq’emeylem today. Gwen also worked for the Ministry of Education Aboriginal Branch as a Regional Representative on two different occasions. She served along-side her husband with his appointment as BC’s 28th Lt. Governor.
Jatinder Rai is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Response Advertising Inc., a leading specialist communications agency that has been providing creative, media, market research and public-relations based communication solutions to some of the major marketers in Canada and the US. Mr. Rai is a graduate from the University of Victoria.
Rod has been engaged as an Adjunct Professor and Associate Faculty member with Royal Roads University since January 2010 and is a Visiting Professor at MCI University in Austria. Rod’s teaching focus is on financial management, corporate planning, governance, and strategy. He presently serves on the Board of the University of Victoria Properties Organization and Maple Leaf Adventures. He has contributed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission, the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation, and the Pacific Asia Travel Association. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA, with a major in Marketing, along with Professional Certification from the Institutes of Canadian Advertising and Corporate Directors, and was inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame in 2013.