|Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees governs the BCCA Employee Benefits Trust and includes representatives from industry companies as well as the construction industry. If you would like to get in touch with any of our Trustees, please contact Jane Gallagher at email@example.com
Chris Atchison, President, BCCA
Chris has many years of expertise working collaboratively across the province, ensuring optimal program results for employers, participants, communities, and funders. Chris brings to BC Construction Association a wealth of experience, including 9 years as Chief Operating Officer at ASPECT and 17 years as the Provincial Employment Contracts Manager for a variety of different job/training programs.
In addition to his work credentials, Chris holds an International Relations Degree from UBC and a Shipping and Marine Operations Diploma from BCIT, is President of the Victoria Minor Hockey Association and Chairman of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. Plus in his "spare time” he also manages to be Head Coach of the South Island Royals (Bantam "AA” Female).
Christy Kerr, Owner, Kerr Controls Inc.
As a small business owner managing the financial and administrative functions of Kerr Controls Inc., Christy understands the challenges business owners face. She and her husband co-founded their specialized contracting business in 2001 and they have steadily grown their Saanichton based business since then by filling gaps in the marketplace.
Proudly Canadian, Christy feels we live in one of the best countries in the world to start and grow a business or to pursue other ambitions. She also volunteers her time on the Advisory Planning Commission for North Saanich and appreciates the opportunity to help shape her community. She would like to encourage people to get involved in the areas of politics that interest them, especially at the municipal level where every individual can have an influence.
You might also catch a glimpse of Christy running or at her local spin class or watching her three kids play sports. She is always looking for a new goal she can work towards and would like to compete next in another Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon.
Fiona Famulak, President, Vancouver Regional Construction Association
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Ms. Famulak brings a wealth of experience as President of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA). She has previously held senior executive positions with the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Indigo Initiatives Inc, Kyber Developments Ltd and both KPMG Consulting and Deloitte Consulting in Hong Kong.
Fiona’s many strengths include organizational leadership, government relations, member relations, and financial and risk management. She brings to the VRCA and our board, a track record of driving change that supports growth and innovation.
Jason Henderson, CEO, Southern Interior Construction Association
After serving on the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) board for six years, including three years as a Director on the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) Board, Jason brings the industry experience and leadership needed to serve on the BCCA Employee Benefit Trust Board.
In high school, Jason started a computer business which eventually led to an opportunity to become a journeyman electrician, that led into Project Management and Division Manager roles. Throughout his career, Jason has taken great pleasure from starting or growing divisions, watching them succeed and moving on to his next project when they are thriving.
Jason feels honoured to have taken part in supporting and mentoring staff that he has been able to help grow and succeed in their own right. He has also supported the community through volunteering as a firefighter and is a proud husband and father to his two children.
Outside of work hours, you can find Jason camping or fishing or hunting for geocaches with his family. He is always up for a chuckle and values all the relationships he has in his life. He is looking forward to continuing to provide valuable services to the SICA organization.
Richard Owen, Owner and Operator, Interior Plumbing and Heating Ltd.
Richard Owen has been with Interior Plumbing and Heating Ltd. for over 40 years. After graduating from Simon Fraser University with a B.A. in Economics and English, Richard took an interest in his father's business – Interior Plumbing and Heating Ltd. He determinedly set to work to quickly acquire ticket qualifications in pipe fitting, gas, plumbing, and sprinkler fitting. In 1974, he began to purchase shares of the company, and by 1976, along with 2 partners, they had acquired 100% of the shares. With his extensive knowledge, background, and experience in the construction industry, Richard's efforts helped build a relatively small contracting business into a large one.
Richard has had membership with both Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) and Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA). He has held various positions on both boards, which eventually led to the presidency of both. He was also Western Canada Vice President of MCA Canada, sitting on the national board.
Over the years, Richard has contributed his time to several non-profit organizations. He has spent his time volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Kamloops as a director and builder. Currently, he is dedicating time to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Serving nearly 10 years with Houle Electric, Rois directs all financial aspects of the company including bonding, insurance, shareholder reporting and managing the accounting department. Rois is also responsible for establishing and implementing growth-driven financial policies for the company, ensuring continued quality of service as the company expands.
Rory Kulmala, CEO, VICA
Rory Kulmala is the CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA). BCCA VI represents approximately 450 industry members employing 10-15,000 people living and working on the Island.
A long-time resident of Victoria, over the past 25 years, Rory has held several senior positions within both the private and public sectors focusing on engineering, construction and large-scale development projects both regionally and nationally. He also a retired Naval officer having served over 28 years with Canada's Naval Reserve.
Rory holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, is an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) in BC and is an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP).
Today, Rory continues his work in the industry representing the Vancouver Island construction industry in the commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-residential sectors with a focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the BC construction industry.
Scott Bone, President, BCCA-North
Scott Bone is the CEO for the Northern Regional Construction Association, located in Prince George. Prior to joining the Association, he served as the local contract representative on two major projects led by TransCanada Pipelines (TCP). In this capacity he worked with local communities, contractors, and suppliers to promote associated opportunities. In his role as CEO with the Northern Regional Construction Association, he continues to work in collaboration with industry to develop and promote supply chain opportunities. Scott made the move to TransCanada from the City of Prince George where he had served in a variety of roles, culminating in the position of Manager - Supply and Fleet Services, over a thirty two year career. Scott holds supply chain management certifications and has acted as an approved instructor for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC). In addition, he has served on the Executive of the Quality Council of BC and PMAC, and was recently appointed to the City of Prince George's Select Committee on Economic Development.
Sylvia has been with Bryant Electric for 26 years. She became a shareholder in 1996 and is currently responsible for all financial aspects of the company, as well as administration of both the Prince George and Terrace offices.
Over the years Sylvia has served as a director for both the local and provincial construction associations, and as Chair of the Prince George Construction Association and BCCA-North.
Tim Doucette, B.A. (hon), C.A., C.P.A., Vice President – Finance, Pacific Group of Companies
Tim Doucette has been the Pacific Group of Companies’ Vice President – Finance and CFO since 2002. As CFO, Mr. Doucette is responsible for leading the Pacific Group’s finance function which includes overseeing acquisitions, corporate strategy, partner relations, treasury activities, tax planning and accounting.