Nomination forms for candidates for the 2017-2020 CPABC Board must be received at the CPABC office by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
CPABC’s Board is comprised of 15 elected members in good standing and three public representatives appointed by the provincial government. Participating on the CPABC Board is a considerable time commitment:
To enhance continuity, a term on the Board of Directors is three years, meaning one-third of the Board positions are up for election each year. Directors completing their three-year term are eligible to stand for re-election for a total term length of six years. As per bylaw regulations, individuals who have completed their six-year term cannot run for a third consecutive term unless he or she has been elected by the board to serve as the board chair or a board vice chair.
There are four electoral regions for British Columbia, and each must have a minimum number of elected board members: Vancouver Island (1), Lower Mainland (1), Interior (1), North (1).
There is no remuneration for Board members, although travel costs and other direct expenses are paid by CPABC.
Upon their election to the Board, all directors must sign a conflict of interest disclosure statement and personal declaration return. Board members also must adhere to a Code of Conduct.
There will be five vacant positions to be filled by members in good standing elected for three-year terms at the June 28, 2017 Annual General Meeting, as required under our current legislation.
Based on the issues facing the profession in the next three years, the Board has identified that the following skills and competencies are the most important and being sought in new Board members: board governance in a policy board environment, risk management, strategy, government relations, professional regulation, education, and change management. In addition, candidates would have experience with financial literacy/management and the following skills are also desirable: human resources, IT, public policy, marketing and communications, and investment/treasury.
The CPABC membership is diverse; however, the current Board does not fully reflect this diversity. Therefore, we are seeking candidates that would broaden the diversity of the Board. In addition, approximately 62% of CPABC’s members work in industry. Greater Board diversity within this sector would be beneficial.
The minimum geographical representation requirements as set out in CPABC Bylaw Regulation 200/2(2) are satisfied by incumbent members of the CPABC Board continuing to serve. Therefore, all five vacancies may be filled by candidates from anywhere in British Columbia.
CPABC’s 2017 Board Election schedule commenced on April 10, 2017 with a call for board nominations and will conclude on June 28, 2017 with the announcement of election results at CPABC’s Annual General Meeting.