British Columbia’s Appointees to the NWPTA Disputes Roster:

Anthony (Tony) Barke

  • Retired as the Advisory Leader and Senior Partner for Deloitte Canada
  • Over 30 years of advisory experience in financial institutions, manufacturing, distribution and the forest products industry.
  • Has provided expert witness testimonies in the BC Supreme Court, BC Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada and the BC Securities Commission for civil litigation matters, contract claims and economic loss calculations.
  • Board member of the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) Foundation, Ballet BC and the Collingwood School Society.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) has completed the Eminence Executive Program from Rotman School of Management in the University of Toronto.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Law and Economics from the University of Wales in the UK.

Barry Dean Penner

  • Senior Counsel and Strategic Advisor for Penner Pacific Advisory Services
  • Myanmar Legal Services Ltd and Davis LLP
  • International lawyer
  • Working with First Nations, various levels of government and the media
  • Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation
  • British Columbia's longest-serving Minister of Environment

John W. Sheridan

  • leader in Canada's business community with a strong track records of success in diverse challenges
  • Chief Executive Officer and President of Ballard Energy Inc.
  • Group Vice President of Business Development, Bell Canada
  • Vice Chairman, Bell Canada
  • President and Chief Operating Officer, Bell Canada
  • CEO of Encom Cable TV, UK
  • Telecommunications in the, UK
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo
  • Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University's School of Business and Economics
  • Executive Development Programs at Western, Queen's and University of Southern California
  • Harvard Business School

Susan Yurkovich

  • President and CEO of the Council of Forest Industries
  • Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs of BC Hydro
  • Vice-President, Corporate Affairs for Canfor Corporation
  • Vice-President, Corporate Affairs for Canfor Corporation
  • VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation
  • Director of the Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia
  • International Business from Erasmus University, Netherlands.

Constance Ladell

  • Retired from the position of General Counsel to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
  • During her 12 years of practicing corporate law at BCLC, she gained considerable experience; notable areas of her expertise include regulatory compliance, risk management, anti-money laundering obligations, privacy, online commerce, major IT contracting, public sector procurement and corporate governance.
  • In 2010 she received a ministerial appointment to the Board of the Inter-Provincial Lottery Corporation where she became Chair and led the organization through a significant change in senior management and also chaired the Governance Committee.
  • She currently volunteers at the Shuswap SPCA, serves as president of the Swansea Point Community Association, sorts donations at the Sicamous United Church Thrift Shop and recently joined the Sicamous Three Chord Ukulele Band, in which her enthusiasm far outweighs her talent. Constance is a 20-year BC credit union member and member of SASCU who welcomes the opportunity to use her experience and background to serve the Shuswap community on the SASCU Board.

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