On June 2, 2022, at the Business Council’s 56th Annual General Meeting, the members elected as our new chair Susannah Pierce, Country Chair Canada and GM, Renewables and Energy Solutions Canada for Shell. We celebrated the contributions of our outgoing Chair, Jeff Zweig who had an incredible impact on the organization these past two years and we thank him for his leadership and continued support of the Business Council. BCBC members also elected new members to our Executive Committee and Board of Governors, as well as two Co-Vice Chairs, Kathy Butler, Managing Director and Head, B.C. for CIBC Capital Markets, and Lisa Sparrow, President and CEO at Corix.
Following our AGM business, Jeff moderated a panel discussion on Canada's Place in a Changed World featuring special guest speakers, Ed Greenspon, President and CEO at Public Policy Forum, Hon. Lisa Raitt, Vice Chair at CIBC, and Dominic Barton, Chair of the Board at Rio Tinto.
This was our first major BCBC in-person gathering following a two-year hiatus.