Jock Finlayson

Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer

Jock Finlayson

Jock Finlayson

Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer

Jock Finlayson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the Business Council of British Columbia (BCBC), an organization representing 220 large and mid-size B.C. companies and affiliated industry associations that together account for approximately one-quarter of all jobs in the province. He directs the Business Council's work on economic, fiscal, tax, environmental, regulatory and human capital issues of interest to the province's business community. He manages the Council's policy and research staff and oversees the organization's publications, presentations and other outputs. Mr. Finlayson previously served as Vice President of Research at the Business Council of Canada, a leading business association in Ottawa. Prior to that he worked in the market research field and gained experience at two Canadian consulting firms.

Mr. Finlayson holds a master's degree in business from Yale University, undergraduate and M.A. degrees from UBC, and a post-graduate diploma in economics from the University of London. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Royal Roads University in 2014. He is the author/co-author of two books and more than 50 published articles, book chapters and monographs. A frequent commentator on economic, business, and public policy issues, Mr. Finlayson writes regularly for Business in Vancouver, the Vancouver Sun, Troy Media, and several other media outlets. From February 2007 through September 2013, Mr. Finlayson served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada, where he chaired the Governance Committee. Currently, he sits on the Boards of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, Genome B.C., the Institute for Research on Public Policy and the Centre for the Study of Living Standards.