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Board of Directors

TransLink's Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing TransLink’s management of affairs. For details on what the Board is responsible for, and how our governance is structured, visit our Governance Model page.


Annual General Meeting

Our virtual Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday, June 23, from 9-10 a.m.

Missed the AGM? You can watch the recording on YouTube.


Board Meetings

The Board of Directors meets four times a year on matters relating to TransLink’s mandate and responsibilities. These quarterly meetings are open for the public to attend, participate, and provide input to the Board of Directors.

Time is allocated at every meeting to receive presentations from the public, or from TransLink executives on items that may be discussed during the meeting.

2022 TransLink Board Meetings

Board meetings are streamed live on our YouTube channel, where you can also watch past Open Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting recordings.


Date Time Location
Jan. 27, 2022
10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Livestreamed on our YouTube channel
March 24, 2022
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Livestreamed on our YouTube channel
May 26, 2022
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Livestreamed on our YouTube channel
June 23, 2022
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Livestreamed on our YouTube channel
June 30, 2022
9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Livestreamed on our YouTube channel
Sept. 28, 2022 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Livestreamed on our YouTube channel
Dec. 1, 2022 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Livestreamed on our YouTube channel

Below are the minutes, agendas, and other related documents from our Board of Directors meetings. Use the year links to find older documents.

Manual

In keeping with modern best practices, the TransLink Board has established a governance framework for governing the affairs of TransLink. The governance framework is based on four guidelines:

  • Culture, Vision and Values

  • Roles and Relationships

  • Decision-making

  • Accountability

Read the Board Manual for more information.

Articles

The TransLink Board Articles establish rules of procedure for the conduct of meetings and includes information relating to matters such as Public Input and the publication of board materials. The Board Competencies Guidelines are supplemental to the Articles.

There are significant benefits for both the public and the Board through these opportunities to share opinions and ideas and there is a commitment to having the best possible environment for this kind of dialogue. As such, the Chair will exercise discretion in maintaining a reasonable level of order and decorum where different points of view are respected and the discussions are kept above the level of personal confrontation, disruptive behaviour, and profanity.


Apply to Speak at Board Meetings

In the interest of time, we ask that organizations designate one speaker to represent them as a delegate. The first person to register from an organization will be its designated spokesperson, and other representatives will be added to the speakers' list if time permits.

Personal information collected on this form will be used to process your application and to follow up with you. Your name, affiliation, and the topic you wish to speak to will form part of the agenda and will be provided to the board at the beginning of the meeting and to the media upon request.

All applicants will be contacted by the Office of the Corporate Secretary by email no later than noon the day before the board meeting. If you do not have the chance to speak, you can submit a written submission to the board@translink.ca.

If more people have requested to be on the speakers' list than time permits, the speakers' list will be selected according to the following priorities:

  • First priority will go to those who want to speak about an item that the board is scheduled to discuss at the meeting, particularly people or organizations who have not yet had an opportunity to speak to the board on the subject.

  • When more people want to speak about items on that day's board agenda than the allotted time permits, there may be a limit of two speakers on an individual topic and an effort will be made to hear different viewpoints.

  • Those who want to speak about items not on the board's agenda will be added next to the speaker's list. The priority will be to hear from people who haven't yet had the opportunity to make a presentation.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Corporate Secretary at 778.375.6784.

The online Application Form below must be submitted no later than 8 a.m., two business days prior to the scheduled meeting.

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Board Members

The senior executive team brings a diversified set of skills to the tasks of planning and managing the region's transportation network.

Lorraine Cunningham

Lorraine Cunningham

Board Chair
Appointed: Jan. 1, 2020
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2022

Lorraine Cunningham, ICD.D, FEA has managed the Cunningham Group, a Vancouver-based entrepreneurial investment group and privately held family business that has been involved in marine transportation, plywood manufacturing, software development and restaurants.

In addition to supporting and serving on boards of several not for profit organizations Ms. Cunningham has taken an active role in encouraging family enterprises as the Chair of the Business Families Center at the UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

Ms. Cunningham is Chair of the Pacific Pilotage Authority, a Federal Crown corporation that places marine pilots on all large vessels that approach the west coast of Canada. She has served as Past Chair of TransLink and has recently been appointed to serve as a director for TransLink. Through these organizations Ms. Cunningham’s board and committee work has encompassed finance and audit, governance, HR, risk management, safety, special events and fundraising.

Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan

Appointed: Jan. 1, 2022
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2024


Jennifer Chan serves the public interest as a policy lawyer for the Law Society of British Columbia, where her work focuses on issues such as anti-money laundering, professional regulation, and equity and inclusion. Previously, she practiced as an infrastructure (P3) and real property lawyer with a leading national law firm and as counsel for provincial and federal commissions of inquiry. She has significant experience handling complex situations with diverse parties, building consensus, and co-developing recommendations for a shared path forward.

Jennifer is proud to have served on the Vancouver Public Library Board for eight years, including two years as Chair. She has also served on the board of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, one of the largest providers of continuing legal education in the province, and on the Vancouver Foundation’s Environment and Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

Jennifer is grateful to live and work on the unceded homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, together with her partner Matt. She holds degrees from Harvard (LL.M.), Oxford (M.Sc.), U. Victoria (LL.B) and UBC (B.Sc.) and is a certified anti-money laundering specialist.

Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark

Appointed: Jan. 1, 2017
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2022




Ms. Clark is the president and chief executive officer of Fraser River Pile and Dredge, Canada’s largest marine contractor. Her previous role was president and chief executive officer of Partnerships British Columbia Inc., a provincial agency with a mandate of planning and implementing public private partnerships and other complex project procurements. Ms. Clark has also worked for Bombardier Transportation, where she was involved in transit projects, including Metro Vancouver’s Millennium Line. She has participated on procurement teams for some of B.C.’s largest infrastructure projects.

A professional engineer, Ms. Clark serves on the board of Covenant House and previously served a term with the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. Ms. Clark was awarded the National P3 Champion award by the Canadian Council of Public-Private Partnerships to recognize her contribution to this innovative means of infrastructure delivery.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Jonathan X. Coté

Jonathan X Cote

Mayor of the City of New Westminster




First elected in 2005, Jonathan X. Coté served three terms on New Westminster City Council before being elected as Mayor in 2014. In 2018, he was elected for a second term as Mayor. Jonathan resides in the city with his wife Alix and their three daughters Renee, Leah and Violet.

As the Mayor of New Westminster, Jonathan has earned a reputation as a strong leader around issues such as transportation, affordable housing and urban planning.

Jonathan is a chair of the TransLink Mayors’ Council and a member of the TransLink Board. He represents New Westminster on several Metro Vancouver Committees as well. Currently he serves as chair of the Regional Planning Committee. Locally Jonathan leads a number of Task Forces working on tackling some of the most challenging issues facing his community.

Outside of council, Jonathan supports the work of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and is a member of their Redevelopment Steering Committee.

Prior to being elected, Jonathan completed his Master’s Degree in Urban Studies/Planning at Simon Fraser University and worked as a litigation adjuster in the insurance industry.

Harj Dhaliwal

Harj Dhaliwal

Appointed: Jan. 1, 2019
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2024


Dr. Harj Dhaliwal has extensive experience in post-secondary and in management. He has spent eleven years in the classroom at Kwantlen Polytechnic University before moving into an Associate Dean, Marketing Management role for almost five years at BCIT. Harj has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Victoria, and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour specializing in Leadership from Capella University in Minneapolis.

Harj has been an entrepreneur and involved in a business of some sort ranging from commercial janitorial, high tech, cell phone service, and most recently in the construction business for many years. His experience in managing both small and medium sized firms combined with his education provide him a unique set of skills in evaluating organizations and projects.

Harj has been a volunteer coach, club executive, and now a district chair in the Surrey soccer community for over fifteen years. Currently, he serves as the Chair of the South Fraser District Association, the largest soccer youth district under BC Soccer in the Province.

Jack Froese

Jack Froese

Mayor of the Township of Langley




Elected to office in 2011, Mayor Jack Froese is currently serving his third term as Township of Langley Mayor.

For 40 years, Mayor Jack Froese has lived, worked and raised a family in Langley. He is the successful owner of a family run business.

Through responsible, accountable leadership, Mayor Froese works in cooperation with Council, other elected officials, and members of the community to ensure the Township of Langley remains a thriving residential and business destination. With a vision for enhanced economic activity and job creation, improved transportation, and safe, well-serviced communities, he is dedicated to providing an exceptional quality of life for those who live and work in the Township, now and in the future.

Jack serves the community as:

  • Director, METRO Board of Directors

  • Member, METRO Mayor’s Committee

  • Member, Metro Regional Planning Committee

  • Co-Chair, Langley Healthier Community Partnership Steering Council

  • Board Member, E-Comm 911

  • Member, Canadian Pacific Rail Community Advisory Panel

Jack owns and operates a turkey farm and turkey wholesale business with his family. Jack is also a retired Police Officer from the Vancouver Police Department.

Karen Horcher

Karen Horcher

Appointed: Jan. 1, 2018
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2023


Karen Horcher is a financial professional whose career encompasses treasury, capital markets, and financial risk management for some of the world’s largest organizations.

Ms. Horcher chairs the finance and audit committee of the board of Telefilm Canada, a federal Crown corporation developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. She is the second vice chair of CPA British Columbia and serves on its governance committee, and she serves on CPA Canada’s advisory board for sustainable businesses. From 2008 to 2018, she served on the board of Pacific Pilotage Authority, chairing the audit committee and the safety and operating review committee.

Based in Vancouver, Ms. Horcher provides consulting in finance and treasury for global companies and regulators. She is part of the executive education faculty at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, the author of several finance books, and has contributed to many leading publications.

Ms. Horcher is a Fellow of CPA BC (FCPA, FCGA), a CFA charterholder, and has an economics degree from the University of Toronto.

Andrea Reimer

Andrea Reimer

Appointed: Aug. 20, 2021
Term Expires: Aug. 20, 2024


Andrea Reimer has been a strong public voice in Vancouver and the metro region with a focus on working with residents to build green, reconciled and connected communities, and making government easy for the public to access.

Andrea started her public work as an organizer working on community efforts to achieve greater social, environmental and economic justice. In 2002, she was elected to the Vancouver School Board and, a first for the Green Party in Canada. In 2008, Andrea co-chaired Gregor Robertson’s successful campaign for Mayor, and was herself elected to three terms on Vancouver City Council.

On Council, Andrea led a number of initiatives including the City’s effort to be the Greenest City on earth and Vancouver’s nationally significant municipal framework for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. As the long-time political lead on community planning and public engagement at Vancouver City Council, and a ten year Director at Metro Vancouver, she gained a strong understanding of housing, transportation, and land use issues across the region.

After leaving municipal politics in 2018, Andrea was awarded a prestigious Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in recognition of her civic leadership.

Upon returning to Vancouver, Andrea founded Tawâw Strategies, a consulting firm that supports courageous leaders to implement bold ideas. Her clients include First Nations, public sector agencies, local governments, and NGOs. She is teaches about public policy at UBC and SFU.

Andrea has also been a prolific community volunteer serving on boards of diverse organizations ranging from credit unions to universities to grassroots community groups.

Andy Ross

Andy Ross

Vice Chair
Appointed: Aug. 20, 2021
Term expires: Aug. 20, 2024


Andy Ross was born and raised in Newcastle, England. Following a career in the hospitality industry in both the Netherlands and England, Andy immigrated to Canada in 1981, where he started his career as a Transit Operator for BC Transit. After a decade in this role, he became a training instructor for the Crown Corporation.

During this time, Andy became involved in his union and was elected to the Executive Board in 1994, Vice-President in 1996 and President in 2005. During his term as President, he oversaw the growth in both membership and the number of certifications held by the union, with over 90 companies in both the public and private sector represented.

Mr. Ross chaired the BC Federation of Labour Transportation Committee and is a former member of the Western Transportation Advisory Council. He has also been an instructor for St. Johns Ambulance and sat on the board of First Aid Ski Patrol (FASP) as a Director of training.

Andy currently teaches Parliamentary Procedure and Public Speaking classes and leadership development programs for Union and non-profit Organizations.

Harpinder Sandhu

Harpinder Sandhu

Appointed: Jan. 1, 2022
Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2024


Harpinder Sandhu has over a decade of real estate valuation experience for the provincial government. His expertise with residential, commercial, industrial, and redevelopment land provides a solid background for public property guardianship. He has also co-authored two major policy papers on housing affordability, key in producing provincial housing legislation.

Harpinder has an interest in the importance of civic awareness and the longevity of public institutions. As part of his pension and governance work, he was keynote speaker to numerous conferences including the OECD Headquarters. His proactive approach to responsible investment is demonstrated as a committee chair of the UN sponsored Principles of Responsible Investment (Western North America Chapter). Since 2015, Harpinder has served as Board Trustee for the BC Public Service Pension Plan. He is the Investment Chair for the BC Municipal Pension Plan, with over $66 Billion total assets under management. Harpinder is currently a Servicing Representative for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and is also a Board member for the Shareholder Association for Research and Education and founding member of the Canadian Capital Stewardship Network.

An alumnus of Simon Fraser University, Harpinder holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geography and Economics; focused on international trade, finance, sustainable urban development, and public policy. He earned an ICD.D designation after completing the Rotman Directors Education Program from the University of Toronto.

Marcella Szel

Marcella Szel

Appointed: Jan. 1, 2020
Term expires: Dec. 31, 2022


Marcella Szel, a lawyer by profession, has significant experience in the transportation industry and as a corporate director. She held a number of senior positions at Canadian Pacific Railway with oversight of sales and marketing, government relations, corporate strategy and chief legal officer, among others.

Ms. Szel is a director of Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company. She is a past director and chair of South Coast BC Transportation Authority (TransLink) and was recently an Advisor to the Minister of Transportation in a review of the Canada Transportation Act. She is a past director of Port Metro Vancouver, Global Transportation Hub (Saskatchewan) and is a past board member of Export Development Canada and Consolidated Fastfrate (trucking).

Throughout her career, Ms. Szel has had extensive involvement in the broad business community, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Chair 1998-1999), Western Transportation Advisory Council (Chair 2007-2009), Coal Association of Canada, Canadian Unity Council, BC Business Council, Canada-US Law Institute, Alberta Economic Development Authority, University of Calgary Medicine Dean's Advisory Committee, and a member of the Calgary chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ms. Szel holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta. She is a Queen's Counsel, was named one of Canada's Top 25 General Counsel and awarded a Queen's Jubilee medal for community service, and honored as a "Woman in Transportation" by the BC Minerva Foundation.


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