BCRTC Board of Directors

 


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Lynda Cranston

Board Chair

Ms. Cranston is an accomplished healthcare executive with over 20 years of leadership expertise including experience as Board Chair and as a President and Chief Executive Officer.  She is a seasoned director with a significant background in board governance and has an ICD.D designation as a member with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

She was identified in 2013 by the Board Diversity Council as one of Canada’s most board-ready candidates. Her previous Board experience included being Chair of the Emergency Health Services Commission and Health Shared Services BC. Ms. Cranston was also a governor of the BC Business Council. Ms. Cranston has been a director in more than 15 additional organizations, frequently as Chair.

Ms. Cranston has been identified numerous times as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100. She is also a recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Commemorative Medal for community contributions and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for contribution to Canada and community.  


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Chris Lythgo

Director

Chris Lythgo is currently the President of Seajay Consulting Ltd., based in Surrey, B.C. Prior to establishing Seajay Consulting in 2003, Mr. Lythgo served for eight years as Vice-President, Technical Services British Columbia Transit Corporation, and subsequently, Coast Mountain Bus Company, a subsidiary of TransLink.  In this role he was responsible for all technical engineering support including the delivery and maintenance of all operating infrastructure and fleets, and environmental due diligence. As a member of the Executive Management Team at BC Transit he was actively involved in developing that company’s corporate vision and objectives and two strategic service plans.

Mr. Lythgo is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia and a Certified Project Management professional.  He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (B.Eng.), Queen’s University (MBA), the Royal College of Defence Studies, the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, and the Land Forces Command and Staff College. He recently completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Program for Not-for Profit Boards. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Royal Military College of Canada and the Board of BC Corps of Commissionaires Enterprises Ltd. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board, Commissionaires BC.


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Steve Vanagas

Steve is the Vice-President of Customer Communications and Public Affairs at TransLink. In this role, he is responsible for communications, marketing and advertising programs, community and public affairs, and customer experience strategy for the TransLink enterprise.

Steve previously served 10 years as head of communications and public affairs for BC Hydro, where he delivered a complete rebrand of the organization as well as guiding it to being recognized the Most Influential Brand and one of the Most Loved Brands in British Columbia. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier of British Columbia, and served as the Executive Director of the British Columbia Government Caucus. He was formerly a journalist including work as a member of Victoria’s Legislative Press Gallery.

Steve is a graduate of Simon Fraser University (BA) and he has an MBA from the University of Victoria. He is a long-time soccer coach on the North Shore.