Two New Government Representatives Appointed to Council

Posted on January 9, 2019

The Lieutenant Governor in Council of the Government of British Columbia recently appointed Alan Andison, LLB, and Leslie Hildebrandt, ICDD, LLB, to serve on Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council for 2-year terms, effective December 31, 2018 and November 30, 2018, respectively.

Mr. Andison and Ms. Hildebrandt replace outgoing appointees John Turner, P.Ag., and Ken Laloge, CPA, CA, TEP.

Alan Andison is the Chair of the Environmental Appeal Board, as well as the Forest Appeals Commission (appointed 2000), and is the Chair of the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal (appointed in 2010). He has held a variety positions with the BC public service including terms with the Office of the Ombudsperson, the Human Rights Council and the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. He has a B.A. in History (1974) from Simon Fraser University and a LLB (1985) from the University of Victoria, with experience in the areas of administrative, environmental, forestry and natural resources law. Mr. Andison is past Chair of the British Columbia Circle of Chairs, past member of the Executive for the British Columbia Council of Administrative Tribunals, and is a past member of the Executive of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals.

Leslie Hildebrandt is a Corporate Director with over 25 years of strategic governance, legal and regulatory experience. She is a Board Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria where she serves as 1st Vice President of the Board and Chair of the Facilities Committee. Prior to her retirement from the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC in 2018, Leslie was Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary, where she delivered a new Board governance framework, delivered corporate legal services, and managed strategic government relations. Previously, she served as Chief Advisor to the Province of BC on land title and survey systems, regulatory reviews of BC’s environment assessment, crown land management, and environmental protection programs.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Council comprises 13 elected councillors and 4 government appointees. The role of government appointees is to act in the public interest, support governance best practices, and contribute their diverse experiences and professional backgrounds to inform Council decisions.

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