The Board’s Role
Ensures that the business activities of the Corporation comply with the mandate from the City of Surrey.
Approves the annual budget and business plan and major new business ventures and investments.
Monitors the performance of management of the Corporation.
Christine has nearly 30 years’ experience in the Canadian real estate sector; specializing in portfolio strategy, asset management, development as well as acquisitions and dispositions. Christine worked primarily at Bentall Kennedy, one of North America’s largest real estate investment managers. As a senior executive, she was dedicated to the growth and performance of the firm’s largest client, the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). Christine also led the Responsible Property Investing initiatives for the BCI account.
Christine was a management partner at Bentall Kennedy involved in the transformational growth of the firm. Key programs included; strategic corporate planning, growth initiatives, risk management and governance frameworks. Christine holds a M.B.A. from Dalhousie University and a B.A. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Scott Dutchak has more than 20 years of real estate experience including real estate development, asset management and portfolio strategies. Scott is currently with TELUS Corporation and leads their corporate real estate function. He has held senior management positions with BCI (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation), several major real estate organizations, including three of North America’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate, as well as a leading multi-national retailer.
Scott is a professional urban planner with a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson University, a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business.
Bruce Joyce was a Senior Partner at Deloitte in Ottawa where he served terms as the Office Managing Partner National Capital Region and the National Leader of the Federal Government Practice. He currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Auditor General of Canada and is on the Board and Audit Committee Chair of Saegis, a CMPA company. Mr. Joyce also Chairs the Audit Committees of two publicly listed technology companies, CounterPath Corporation in Vancouver and ProntoForms Corporation in Ottawa. He is Chair of the Audit Committee for Ross Video, a private global production technology company based in Ottawa.
Bruce has an FCPA, FCA (Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario), has his ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified through The Directors College.
Howard Nemtin, Board Chair
Howard Nemtin established Nemtin Consultants Limited in Vancouver in 1976. The firm provides project management, consulting and real estate development expertise to institutional, government and large private clients throughout British Columbia. Prior to this, Howard worked with Marathon Realty developing shopping centres in western Canada and Narod Construction in project management. Howard has served as Chairman of Coast Mountain Bus Company and Vice-Chair of Translink. He is a Director of SFU Community Trust (Univercity) and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.
Howard has been on the BC Mediator Roster since 2003 and is the author of “Communities in Cooperation – A Guide to Alternate Dispute Resolution for First Nations and Local Governments in British Columbia”. Mr. Nemtin has a Bachelor of Science from York University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He is a practicing mediator with over 2,000 commercial mediations. Howard is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Suki Sekhon is President & CEO of CRS Group of Companies. The company has a diverse portfolio of retail shopping centres, office and warehouse buildings and vineyards in western Canada. Suki’s business portfolio includes 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and he is well versed in the main sectors of the real estate market.
Suki attended the University of British Columbia before obtaining a Marketing Real Estate Diploma from BCIT. He is currently a member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and a Board member of the Rick Hansen Foundation.
Vincent is the City Manager of the City of Surrey, and leads an innovative and dynamic Senior Management team to help shape and guide the City’s strategic and corporate goals. Through value-based leadership, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a focus on inspiring and empowering his teams, Vincent is committed to working with Mayor and Council to deliver a thriving, green, inclusive city.
Vincent is a Professional Engineer with his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from McGill University.