The Provincial Executive is the governing body of the union between conventions, and represents the union's membership as a whole.
It sets the policies and goals and supervises the day-to-day affairs of the union.
The Provincial Executive consists of:
- The BCGEU President
- The BCGEU Treasurer
- Four Executive Vice-Presidents (two women, two men)
- Component Chairpersons with the title Vice-President
Provincial Executive Committees - other committees appointed by the president to carry out the internal business of the union.
BCGEU EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The President, Treasurer and Executive Vice-Presidents represent the entire union membership. They're elected by and from the delegates to convention, which is the supreme policy-making body of the union.
(2014 - 2017)
- Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president
- Paul Finch, BCGEU treasurer
- Brenda Brown, Executive-vice president
- Mike Clarke, Executive-vice president
- Mike Nuyens, Executive-vice president
- Sussanne Skidmore, Executive-vice president
BCGEU Component Representatives - vice-presidents
The Component vice presidents represent the interests of each occupational group. They are elected from the members of the components' executives. Components with more than 7,500 members get an additional representative in the Provincial Executive.
- Dean Purdy, Vice-President, Correctional & Sheriff Services (Component 1)
- Andrea Duncan, Vice-President, Community Social Services, (Component 3)
- Pamela Pye, 2nd Representative, Community Social Services (Component 3)
- Sherry Ogasawara, Vice-President, Health Services (Component 4)
- Salli Rye, 2nd Representative, Health Services (Component 4)
- Kimberlee MacGregor, Vice-President, Retail Stores & Warehouse (Component 5)
- Doug Kinna, Vice-President, Social, Information & Health (Component 6)
- Richard Schaeffer, Vice-President, Education, Scientific, Technical & Administrative (Component 7)
- Carla Dempsey, Vice-President, Community Health Services (Component 8)
- Scott De Long, 2nd Representative, Community Health Services (Component 8)
- Rory Smith, Vice-President, Operational Services (Component 10)
- Maria Middlemiss, Vice-President, Administrative Services (Component 12)
- Matt Damario, 2nd Representative, Administrative Services (Component 12)
- Dave MacDonald, Vice-President, General Services (Component 17)
- George Buis, Vice-President, Environmental, Technical & Operational (Component 20)
- Mary Rowles, Director of Administration and Finance
- Doug Dykens, Acting Director of Field Services
- Emet Davis, Director of Research and Interactive Services
Thom Yachnin, Director of Advocacy, Human Resources, Occupational Health & Safety, and Organizing