Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Chief Regulatory Officer and Deputy Registrar, Tony Chong, P.Eng., FEC, FCSSE, has announced his decision to retire at the end of February. He has been with the organization for almost 9 years, where he has overseen its regulatory accountabilities, strengthened partnerships with regulators both provincially and nationally, and built collaborative relationships with government and industry.
“Tony has been invaluable to our team,” said CEO and Registrar Ann English, P.Eng., FEC, FCSSE. “He has championed big advances not only within the regulatory space, but also to our governance framework, organizational maturity, and transparency, and employee engagement.”
Tony is also known for his generosity with his time and has mentored many staff throughout the organization—something Ann says will return benefits during this transition. “Tony has built great depth and expertise within the organization that will serve us well into the future. With preparations for implementing the Professional Governance Act now substantially complete, Tony has ensured we are well-positioned to move forward with a strong regulatory foundation in place to protect the public.”
Prior to joining Engineers and Geoscientists BC as its first Chief Regulatory Officer, Tony was the Chief Administrative Officer with the City of Port Coquitlam for 17 years. He also spent several years working in northern Canada, where he held senior roles with the Northwest Territorial Government and the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation. Tony is a mechanical engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto.
In his retirement, Tony is looking forward to spending time with family—and to pursuing activities that he has never had time to do!
Engineers and Geoscientists BC has appointed Mark, Rigolo, P.Eng., to the role of Acting Chief Regulatory Officer. Mark previously served as Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Director of Programs and Professional Development, and prior to that, its Associate Director, Registration and Licensing.
Tony’s expertise, tireless dedication, and good humour will be sincerely missed by everyone at Engineers and Geoscientists BC. We wish him good health, longevity, and happiness in his well-earned retirement.
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