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July 30, 2012

Doug Eastwood elected Chair of the JIBC Board of Governors

New Chair acknowledges the contributions of Governors Manning, Carr-Hilton and Wanamaker, and President McGee

Mr. Douglas Eastwood, Senior Litigation Lawyer for the Ministry of Justice, was elected Chair of the JIBC Board of Governors at its June 28, 2012 meeting.  He has served previously as a Member Designate for the BC Council of Human Rights and as Strategic Advisor to the Deputy Attorney General.

Active in the community, Mr. Eastwood is a board member of the Lawyers Assistance Program and the Last Door Recovery Society. Passionate about soccer, he serves as a Coach and Director for Out for Kicks Soccer Club and is involved with the Whitecaps Foundation.  Mr. Eastwood is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University.

Governors Kim Logan (Director Government Relations, TELUS) and James McGregor (retired Fire Chief, Langley City Fire Department) were elected as Vice-Chairs. Tamara Olding (Associate, Aboriginal and Business Law, Bull Housser), Dr. Jim Christenson (Head, Emergency Medicine, UBC Faculty of Medicine), Bob Rich (Chief Constable, Abbotsford Police Department) and Helen Dutch (Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte and Touche) were appointed as new Governors.

Stepping down from the Board will be Chair Mary Manning and Vice-Chair James (Jim) Carr-Hilton, both of whom have served their maximum 6-year terms; and Director Lori Wanamaker.

“I’d like thank the retiring Directors for their years of dedicated service to the Board, and in particular Mary and Jim for their leadership as Chair and Vice-Chair over the past two years,” said Eastwood.  “Their leadership and strategic vision will be missed. During their term they made significant contributions to a strong organizational foundation that the new Board will continue to build upon.” 

Chair Eastwood also acknowledged the contribution of the Institute’s outgoing President Jack McGee, who is retiring at the end of September. “Jack’s visionary leadership has been a driver for JIBC’s success over the past twelve years,” said Eastwood. “He fostered the critical expansion of the Institute’s focus on delivering training for justice and public safety professionals, to providing education that leads to undergraduate and graduate certificates, diplomas, and degrees.  He will be sorely missed.”

Chair Eastwood and the Board expect to announce the appointment of a new President in the coming weeks.

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