Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Nomination Committee Composition

The Committee is comprised of 7 members appointed by the Board. The membership of the Committee must include the Immediate Past Chair, the Branch Representatives Chair, and at least 1 lay person. The current members of the Nomination Committee are listed below:

Mark Adams, P.Eng.

Immediate Past Board Chair, Chair of the Nomination Committee

Mark Adams, P.Eng., is currently Vice President and Global Minerals & Metals Market Lead at AtkinsRéalis. He has worked in the mining industry for nearly 20 years in project, engineering, operations, and technology roles. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of British Columbia, as well as executive education from Oxford and Aalto Universities and the Institute of Corporate Directors. Alongside his professional work, Mark is dedicated to various non-profit organizations that advocate for youth, seniors, veterans, education, healthcare, and engineering. He served as a reserve officer in the Canadian Armed Forces for 13 years and currently holds positions on several boards and committees, notably the UBC Mining Industry Advisory Committee and the UBC Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Advisory Council. He has been volunteering with Engineers and Geoscientists BC for over 10 years, having previously served on the Continuing Education and Professional Practice advisory groups, and the Audit, Governance, and Executive sub-committees. Mark has been recognized for his work with awards such as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, and the Canadian Mineral Processors' Ray MacDonald Volunteer Award. In addition, he was included on Business in Vancouver's 40 Under 40 list and was named one of the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in BC in 2022.

Dr. Brian Guy, P.Geo.

Committee Member

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 he 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 serves on the city council and co-chairs a council committee in his home community of Vernon.

Brian also serves on the Standing Awards Committee with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and was previously a GIT Experience Reviewer for 11 years.

Carol Park, P.Eng.

Committee Member

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 as both a member and Chair, Executive Sub-Committee, Standing Awards Advisory Group, Registration Interview Panel, ASTTBC Joint Practice Board, and the Audit Committee.

Chris Flury, P.Eng.

Committee Member

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.

Kathryn Holm, P.Eng.

Committee Member

Kathryn Holm, P.Eng., is the Director, Real Estate, Facilities and Procurement with Vancity Credit Union. Before this, she held various roles with the City of Vancouver, including Chief License Inspector, Director, Licensing & Community Standards, Senior Branch Head, Streets & Electrical Design, and Business Planning Manager. She also served in a variety of positions with Provincial Health Services Authority, including as Director, Business Transformation, prior to her time at the City of Vancouver. 

Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Manitoba and her Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. In addition to her professional duties, Kathryn has significant relevant experience in the non-profit sector having served on a variety of Boards, including as Board Vice Chair of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank where she also chairs the Governance and HR committee, and previously served as the Chair of the Nominations Committee. She has also served as Board Director of the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres; Board Chair and Director of Minerva BC; and she has served Engineers and Geoscientists BC on the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Division.

David Wells, JD

Lay Committee Member

D. (David) Wells, JD, is the Dean of the Schools of Arts and Sciences at Vancouver Community College and previous to that was the Academic Dean at the NEC Native Education College. David volunteers his time on several other very important boards such as the Open Door Group, the Aboriginal Homelessness Steering Committee, and the Urban Aboriginal Advisory Committee. David has served Engineers and Geoscientists BC in a variety of volunteer positions including Chair of the Nominations and Elections Review Task Force and a member of the Professional Practice Committee and Governance Committee.

John Turner, P.Ag. (Retired)

Lay Committee Member

John Turner is a former lay Board member 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.