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Technical Safety BC - Annual Report 2019 - Corporate Governance

The Board

We are governed by a Board of Directors that provide oversight and ensure that we are safe, transparent, and collaborative in our practices.


Ian Banks

Location: North Vancouver, BC
Director since: January 6, 2014
Latest date for retirement: January 6, 2020
Appointed by: Board
Positions held:
Chair, Finance & Audit Committee

Ian Banks has 20 years of diverse business experience in operations, finance, sales, marketing and IT. Currently, Ian is Chief Information Officer at Metrie, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of solid wood and MDF finishing products.

Prior to joining Metrie, Ian worked with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers; was President of an internet-based startup, and was Vice President of Global IT at PMC-Sierra. He also led the western Canadian IT services and software solutions team at TELUS, was a management consultant at Fujitsu, was Chief Information Officer at a major transportation services Crown corporation, and served as a visiting professor at SFU's MBA Program.

Ian’s board experience includes for-profit and not-for-profit boards including the CIO Association of Canada and The Bloom Group (formerly Saint James Community Service Society).


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Download the 2019 Annual Report

Read the full Annual Report 2019

for further details of Technical Safety BC’s activities and achievements in 2019, the Management Discussion and Analysis, and Independent Auditor’s Report