Engineers and Geoscientists BC is governed by a board of elected registrants and government appointees and is accountable to the public, overseeing the governance and management of the organization. The organization’s Nomination Committee is responsible for selecting candidates to stand for election to the Board, following a merit-based process that seeks strong and diverse leaders that reflect the organization’s registrant base.
Service as a Board member is an exceptional leadership opportunity. This continues to be a transformative time for Engineers and Geoscientists BC as the organization implements and adapts to new legislation, continues work to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion, and focuses on implementing its new 5-year strategic plan.
The Call for Nominations for the 2023–2024 Board election is now closed. The final list of candidates who will stand for election will be announced by Friday, June 30, 2023.
The Nomination Committee seeks candidates through ongoing communication in eNews, Innovation, and online, and through direct outreach to potential candidates. Candidates are selected by the committee through a merit-based process that considers their demonstrated skills in leadership, financial literacy, risk management, human resources, regulatory understanding, governance, and technical proficiency.
In accordance with the merit-based selection process, the committee’s candidate selection framework includes: a gap analysis (i.e., a review of the skills and experience of remaining Board members); the prioritization of desired skills, competencies, and experience for prospective nominees; diversity considerations; a systematic assessment of candidate skills and competencies; and candidate interviews.
To support this process, all prospective nominees are asked to provide: a written summary of their interest to serve on the Board; a current CV; details of how their experience relates to the desired skills and competencies; responses to supplementary conflict-of-interest and declaration questions; and three references. Following submission of the required information, all candidates also undergo at least one interview.
To reduce unintentional bias, the committee first reviews and assesses redacted profiles for all prospective nominees with personal identifiers removed, such as name, gender, ethnicity, and region. A second review of candidates is then completed using unredacted profiles. The committee then shortlists candidates to advance to a second interview. The committee’s deliberations include the consideration of the role requirements, the prioritized skills of leadership, strategy, risk management and management of change, and the committee’s assessment of the candidate’s skills, competencies, and experience.
Upon completion of its comprehensive and rigorous process, the Nomination Committee will nominate candidates for the open Board positions.
The Board election dates will be announced in Summer 2023. All registrants in good standing, including trainees, are eligible to vote.