New Chief Operating Officer Appointed

Posted on September 15, 2022

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is pleased to announce the appointment of Liza Aboud, MBA, ABC, ICD.D as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer, effective October 11, 2022. In this role, Liza will oversee Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s operational functions including communications, programs and professional development, corporate governance and strategy, government relations, information systems, and privacy, as well as corporate business maturity efforts, business resilience functions, and monitoring drivers of business performance.

Liza is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience in the technology, utilities, transportation, energy, real estate, and public sectors. She is an agile leader with strong expertise in business transformation, strategic communications, change management, and customer experience initiatives and is a seasoned board director in the regulatory sector.

“After an extensive search, I’m very pleased to be welcoming Liza to the organization,” said Heidi Yang, P.Eng., Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Liza has a strong record of success in business transformation, strategic communications, change management, and employee and customer engagement. She is a collaborative leader who will be a strong addition to our team as we seek to become a more inclusive, progressive, and future-focused regulator.”

Most recently, Liza served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications at irlabs, a women-led investor relations agency. She previously held the position of Vice President, Customer Experience and Communications at the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC. Prior to that, she held various management positions in marketing and investor relations.

Liza has an MBA (Marketing and International Business) and a BA (Economics) from McGill University. She holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and earned the Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) designation from the International Association of Business Communicators.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC sincerely thanks Deesh Olychick, GPC.D., who served as the organization’s Acting Chief Operating Officer over the past year, for her leadership, expertise, and support during this transition. She will continue to support the organization’s operations in her role of Director, Corporate Governance and Strategy.

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