Chief Executive Officer

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (Board of Trade) is Western Canada's most active and influential business association. The Board of Trade accelerates business success through advocacy and public policy initiatives, four Signature Programs for professional development, and 100+ events each year, which educate and connect the region's business community. The Board of Trade engages with decision-makers to develop Greater Vancouver as a vibrant hub for commerce, trade, travel, and enterprise, delivering tangible results for more than 130 years.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors for all operations of the Board of Trade, and for operating within Board-approved policies and budgets. The CEO is responsible for upholding and fulfilling the mission of the Board of Trade and is responsible for providing leadership and direction in support of the mission of the organization. They will be responsible for ensuring the continuing relevance of the Board by developing and leading the implementation of the strategic plan; enhancing member programs; delivering events; and ensuring that Board of Trade programs are well managed within the framework of their agreed objectives.

The ideal candidate brings a demonstrated track record of providing strategic senior leadership and vision to an organization with multiple stakeholders. They will be a strategic and visionary thinker who is able to see the big picture in which a business functions, and to place issues and initiatives in the context of the broader sector and organizational framework. They will have superb interpersonal and relationship-building skills; be inspiring and engaging; and will relate easily to a wide range of people including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, all levels of government, academics and the not-for-profit community. They will have a strong understanding of government and public policy and their influence on business.