Board Members

Who will decide my appeal and what are their qualifications

All Board members are appointed by the Cabinet of the Provincial government.

The Board is lead by the Chair – who reports to the Minister of Attorney General. The Chair, two Vice-Chairs and Registrar manage the appeals, working with the parties to seek resolution through mutual agreement. If the appeal is not settled, it will be decided by one or more Board members who may be the Chair, Vice-Chair or a part-time member.

Board member backgrounds:

See the links below for a summary of the current Board members’ backgrounds:

John Bridal Michael Litchfield
Winton Derby Blair Lockhart
Larry Dybvig Bruce Maitland
Dianne Flood Robert Metcalf
Robert Fraser Dale Pope
Erin Frew (Vice Chair) Don Risk
Jeffrey Hand Simmi Sandhu (Chair)
Mandy Hansen Jeremy Sibley
Chris Hope Audrey Suttorp
James Howell (Vice Chair) Kenneth Thornicroft
Howard Kushner Bruce Turner
David Lee Candace Watson

Board member remuneration:

Board members are remunerated in accordance with the Treasury Board Directive 1/17 which covers Administrative Tribunals in British Columbia. All Board members are classified under the Group 1 rates under this Directive.

Details on 2016 for Board members: remuneration.