Nominations and Elections Package

About the BC Chamber

The BC Chamber of Commerce is British Columbia’s largest business advocacy organization, representing over 125 local chambers across the province, with a membership of over 36,000 small and medium-sized businesses.

Business advocacy is our core focus. We consistently engage with decision-makers across all B.C. ministries and federal departments to communicate our members’ views on policies and breaking issues.

About this Package

This package details the nominations process, guidelines and criteria required for prospective candidates for the BC Chamber Board of Directors.

About the BC Chamber Board of Directors

Leadership and governance are central to the work of the BC Chamber Board. The ultimate responsibility for making governance policy and for determining what the organization is going to accomplish belongs to the Board. Together, the Board sets the direction and policy.    

The BC Chamber Board is comprised of a Chair, Vice Chair, Immediate Past Chair, and eight (8) Directors elected by the memberships. Elected Directors must represent at least one of the regions: North West, North East, Vancouver Island / Gulf Islands, Central BC, Okanagan / Shuswap, Kootenays, and the Lower Mainland.

The Board also has appointed positions, including the Audit Committee Chair, and up to four (4) Directors at Large who come to the Board from across the province.

All Directors serve a two (2) year term and may serve up to three (3) successive terms should the Director be successfully re-elected or re-appointed. Additionally, the Board may appoint legal counsel as well as a designated representative of the British Columbia Chamber Executives.