Tuesday, March 22, 2016
BC Gov't News
Out of the Wilderness
Former environment minister to head ICBC board
Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
ransportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone has issued the following statement on the appointment of Barry Penner, QC as the new ICBC board chair, beginning March 31, 2016.
"Today, I am pleased to appoint Barry Penner as the new chair for ICBCís board of directors," said Stone on Tuesday. "Mr. Pennerís deep commitment to public and community service led him to accept the government's request that he take on this challenging position. His extensive experience with government and the private sector will make him an excellent fit for this important role."
ďOf course, he is best known for his previous role as B.C.ís longest-serving Minister of Environment. He also held the important roles of Attorney General and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and Deputy House Leader," explained Stone.
ďFollowing his career in politics, Mr. Penner continued his legal career, working with stakeholders throughout the province to resolve challenging natural resource and environmental issues. Mr. Penner is currently senior counsel and strategic advisor for Penner Pacific Advisory Services," he added.
"Iím honoured to have been asked to
take on this challenging and important role.
Over the coming weeks, I will be
reviewing key files and meeting with senior management and fellow
board members to learn more about the organization and the issues it
faces. I look forward to meeting more of the dedicated and
hardworking staff at ICBC," said Penner in an ICBC release Tuesday.
"The B.C. government will continue to work with ICBC to identify and implement measures that will mitigate the causes of rate increases, to help ensure that ICBC insurance rates remain as low and as affordable as possible."
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