The mandate of the Nomination Committee is to seek and select a list of candidates that they believe best demonstrate the qualities needed for strong leadership of the organization and is diverse and reflective of the organization’s registrant-base. This includes the consideration, assessment, and nomination of qualified candidates for election to the Board and the consideration, assessment, and recommendation of qualified candidates to be appointed as Chairs and Vice Chairs of Statutory Committees.
The Committee is comprised of 6 members appointed by the Board. The membership of the Committee must include the Immediate Past President, the Branch Representatives Chair, and at least 1 lay person. The current members of the Nomination Committee are listed below:
Carol park, P.Eng.
Immediate Past President, Chair
Carol Park, P.Eng., is the Executive Director of Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering, providing biomedical engineering services to the lower mainland regional health authorities. She has over 20 years of experience in biomedical engineering, and 9 years of experience leading collaborative change initiatives transforming primary and community care delivery in BC. Carol has her undergraduate degree in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University, a master's degree in Clinical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a master's degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. She has served on Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Board, Executive Sub-Committee, Standing Awards Advisory Group, Registration Interview Panel, ASTTBC Joint Practice Board, and the Audit Committee.
Larry Spence, P.Eng.
Larry Spence is a Senior Project Manager for Wood (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler). He has worked for operating companies, OEM’s, service companies, and consultants throughout the province and earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has more than 35 years of experience as an engineer during which he has worked in project management and several other capacities. Larry is also a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute. He has served as Engineers and Geoscientists BC's President, and has also served on the Registration, Professional Practice, Governance, and Executive Committees.
Dr. Brian Guy, P.Geo.
Dr. Brian Guy, P.Geo., was awarded the Westerman Award in 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the profession of geoscience in BC and across Canada. He earned his B.Sc. in Geography from UBC followed by his M.Sc. and PhD in Water Resource Engineering from the University of Guelph.
Brian has been a business leader and has served on several corporate and not-for-profit boards. He lives and works (semi-retired) in Vernon, BC, and has been a strong advocate for both preparing for and minimizing the human contribution to climate change, and for women in engineering. Perhaps most impressive is his personal investment in establishing or strengthening groups and initiatives that lead to effective resource management decisions, especially in water management—from his support of basic science at the community level with the Okanagan Science Centre, to years of leadership with more broadly influential bodies such as the Canadian Water Resources Association and the Okanagan Basin Water Board. He currently co-chairs a city council committee in his home community of Vernon.
Brian serves on the Standing Awards Committee with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and was previously a GIT Experience Reviewer for 11 years.
Christopher Flury, P.Eng.
Christopher has worked in the natural resource industry his entire career in northeast BC. He moved back to his hometown of Fort St. John after completing his master’s from the University of Alberta and has been there ever since. He has held various positions with companies including project management of small projects, managing small branch offices for big consulting firms, working as a facilities engineer in the oil and gas industry, and owning his own business. All of these roles led him to furthering his education in hazard analysis and risk management, which landed him his current role with the BC Oil and Gas Commission. In this role, he is responsible for safety oversight for the BC Oil and Gas Commission and uses his diverse skill set on a daily basis.
Christopher has previously been a volunteer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC on the Sustainability Advisory Group and is the immediate Past Chair and NEGM Coordinator of the Peace River Branch. Prior to that, he served as the Peace River Branch Chair for 3 years from 2016–2019 as well as the Treasurer.
When he is not working, Christopher can be found competing in various activities with his wife, out with his dogs, or on the golf course when there isn’t 5ft of snow burying them.
John Turner, P.Ag. (Retired)
Lay Committee Member
John Turner is a former lay councillor of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. He is a graduate of McGill University, holds a bachelor's degree in agriculture and is a retired professional agrologist. John retired from Spectra Energy in 2015 where he built successful relationships with federal, provincial, regional, and local governments. Earlier in his career he held senior positions with the Province of British Columbia and has a unique understanding of British Columbia communities and significant experience in energy, land use, natural resources management, government, and stakeholder relations.
John has been an active member in the community at the local, provincial, and national level having served as Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Northern British Columbia, Chair and Governor of the BC Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and was the founding Chair of the United Way of Northern British Columbia, John is currently an honorary member of the Northern Opportunities Initiative connecting high school students with careers in northeast British Columbia, and serves as the Chair of the Resource Works Society sharing information and understanding about the benefits of responsibly produced natural resources in British Columbia and Canada.
In 2012 John was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the business community in British Columbia and Canada.
Lay Committee Member
Ms. Guangbin Yan is an experienced senior business manager in both public and private sectors during her 25-year international career in Canada, Singapore, and China. She is the recipient of the 2009 Alberta Premier’s Award of Excellence, in recognition of her leadership managing the LinkAlberta.info project.
Guangbin has been a passionate volunteer for 20 years and has been serving on Boards of Directors for non-profit organizations since 2009. She is an Appointed Bencher with the Law Society of BC since 2018 and Vice-chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (2020), as well as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and Governance Committee. She is recently appointed to the HR & Remuneration Committee by the College of Dental Surgeons of BC. Ms. Yan served as the Board of Directors for both the Vehicle Sales Authority of BC and Taekwondo Canada in 2020. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors in the West Point Grey Community Centre Association for 2 years.
Guangbin holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Engineering from the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, a Project Management Professional Certification from Project Management Institute, and a Certification in Risk Management Assurance. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.