Council Election

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is governed by a council 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 Council, following a merit-based process that seeks strong and diverse leaders that reflect the organization’s registrant base.

The Nomination Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for 2022:

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President
Mark Adams, P.Eng. Mining North Vancouver
Michelle Mahovlich, P.Eng., P.Geo., FCSSE Civil Langford
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Councillor (Two to be Elected)
Karen Ling, P.Eng. Civil Vancouver
Mahsoo Naderi, P.Eng. Civil West Vancouver
Julius Pataky, P.Eng. Electrical Vancouver
Mark Porter, P.Eng., Struc.Eng., FEC Structural Coquitlam
Jeremy Vincent, P.Geo. Geological North Vancouver

Selection Process

The Nomination Committee sought candidates through ongoing communication in eNews, Innovation, and online, and through direct outreach to potential candidates. Candidates were selected by the committee through a merit-based process that considered 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 included: a gap analysis (i.e., a review of the skills and experience of remaining Councillors); 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 were asked to provide: a written summary of their interest to serve on Council; 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 underwent at least one interview.

To reduce unintentional bias, the committee first reviewed and assessed redacted profiles for all prospective nominees with personal identifiers removed, such as name, gender, ethnicity, and region. A second review of candidates was then completed using unredacted profiles. The committee then shortlisted candidates to advance to a second interview. The committee’s deliberations included 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 has nominated 5 candidates for the position of Councillor and 2 candidates for the position of President.

President and Vice President

The Nomination Committee seeks to nominate at least one more candidate than the number of vacancies per position, but must ensure each candidate meets the required criteria for the position. Council will appoint one of its elected members to serve as Vice President each year. This governance best practice is well-established in similar organizations and will enable Council to select a Vice President who can best meet the needs of the Council in any given year.

Election Dates

The Council election will open by Thursday, September 1, 2022, and will close on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 12 PM. All registrants in good standing, including trainees, are eligible to vote.