Diversity on Boards, Tribunals and Crown Agencies (Webinar Repeat) 

Feb. 24, 2021
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Air Date: This is the archived version of a program presented on February 24, 2021.

Honourable Attorney General David Eby Q.C.
Simmi Sandhu, Property Assessment Appeal Board
Charley Beresford, Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office

Format: Webinar Recording
CPD Hours: 1 Hour of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
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Simmi Sandhu of the Property Assessment Appeal Board, Charley Beresford of CABRO (Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office) and the Honourable Attorney General David Eby Q.C., discuss the importance of diversity on boards, tribunals and Crown agencies.


About Honourable Attorney General David Eby, QC

David Eby, Q.C., is the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey; he was first elected in 2013.

David was re-elected in 2017 to serve a second term in the B.C. Legislature and in July 2017 was appointed to his current role as Attorney General by Premier John Horgan. David is also responsible for gambling policy, liquor policy and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).

About Charley Beresford

Charley Beresford is the Senior Executive Lead for the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office, Ministry of Finance, which provides oversight of Crown governance and corporate accountability and oversees the recruitment and recommendation of candidates for appointments to BC’s public sector organizations. Prior to her current role, Charley served as executive Director for the Columbia Institute, an independent public policy organization with four research streams: Green economy, public finance, local economy and governance. The Institute houses the Centre for Civic Governance, which offers leadership training for inclusive, sustainable communities. Charley chaired the Greater Victoria Board of Education for two terms, serving the board as a trustee from 1996 through 2008. Charley served on Victoria School Board from 1996 through 2008 and serving two terms as Chair. Charley successfully worked with her colleagues to save provincially-funded Inner City School Funds and led the development of a ground breaking anti-homophobia action plan and anti-discrimination policy, the first for Western Canada. Charley has been Director/Chair and or staff with various community organizations including the Green Economy Network, SPARC BC, BC Recreation and Parks Association, Big Sisters, The Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Therapeutic Riding Association of BC.

About Simmi K. Sandhu
Simmi K. Sandhu is trained as a lawyer and was called to the BC Bar in 1990. Her areas of practice included administrative law, civil litigation, corporate/commercial law and real estate transactions. In addition, she has extensive experience in quasi-judicial proceedings, having acted as a chairperson of the Board of Referees for over six years. She also has training and experience in conflict resolution and mediation. Simmi was past President and  Directors of the British Columbia Council of Administrative Tribunals and is currently  an instructor for BCCAT.  She has instructed many adjudicators on administrative law, hearing skills and decision writing, including the Benchers of the Law Societies of BC and Alberta, members of the Civil Resolution Tribunal,  BC Utilities Commission,  Simon Fraser University, et al. In 2014, Simmi was awarded BCCAT’s Award for Exceptional Service to the Administrative Tribunal Community.  She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)’s Equality and Diversity Committee.  She was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Property Assessment Appeal Board from 2001 to 2015 after which she was appointed as Acting Chair and is now Chair and CEO of the Board.  She is also Vice Chair of the Surface Rights Board and was appointed Judge of the United Nations Appeal Tribunal in 2018.


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