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Greater Victoria, BC News


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12/7/2017 Media Release
Chamber CEO Appointed Chair of BC Transit

Greater Victoria, December 7, 2017 –

Al Hasham, Chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, congratulated Chamber CEO Catherine Holt on her appointment by the Province of British Columbia to the position of Chair of BC Transit today.

“Catherine is a strong choice for the Chair position given her experience with transit and transportation issues and governance experience,” said Mr. Hasham. “The Chamber supports this appointment as it is to our members’ benefit to have someone knowledgeable about our regional transportation issues in this influential role.”

Catherine has been appointed to the part-time position as an individual and not as the CEO of The Chamber. She will continue as The Chamber CEO.

Prior to becoming The Chamber CEO in 2016, Catherine had a long history of working as a management consultant on transit issues with the Ministry of Transportation, BC Transit and TransLink. See the attached profile for more information.


Media Contact: Christine Lewis Communications & Events Manager Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce 250-360-3477/ 250-418-1507 (cell)

Catherine Holt - Profile

Catherine Holt is Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to her role with The Chamber, Catherine was President and Principal Consultant, Sage Group Management Consultants for 17 years. She worked at the executive level with private sector clients providing strategic advice on public policy and government decision-making processes. She worked with not-for-profits improving stakeholder relations, designing and recruiting boards of directors, strategic planning, evaluating new lines of business and organizational design. She has worked on many transformational projects in the public sector and has a long-standing involvement in public transit and transportation issues.

As a management consultant, she conducted a review in 2012 of the relationship between local governments, the Province and BC Transit for the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. She led many strategic planning sessions for the Board of BC Transit and a review of the governance and funding of the organization. In 2015, she conducted a core review and the development of a strategic plan for the CEO of TransLink.

Catherine taught Advanced Strategy for the MBA program at Royal Roads. She was an Assistant Deputy Minister in the BC Government, Cabinet Communications Advisor for the Yukon Government and a Producer for CBC National Radio and TV Current Affairs. She has been a board member for the Victoria Police Board and BC Gaming Commission, the Vancouver Island School of Art and Child and Nature Alliance of Canada.

She has a Master of Arts, UWO, Bachelor of Arts (honours), UBC, and was a Certified Management Consultant.


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