Committees

About our board committees

From time to time the board appoints standing committees to deal with specific matters. Committees generally meet quarterly in conjunction with board meetings. The committee chairperson reports at each board meeting and when necessary takes forward recommendations for approval.

Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee assists the board in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to the audit process, financial reporting, the system of corporate controls, governance of the corporation's pension plans, and various facets of risk management.

Chairperson: Len Boggio

Board members: W.J. Brad Bennett (ex officio), Bill Adsit, James M. Brown, and Valerie Lambert

Terms of Reference for Audit and Finance Committee [PDF, 161 KB]

Capital Projects Committee

The Capital Projects Committee assists the board of directors in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to the corporation's long-term capital plans, capital budgets and capital projects, including risk identification and management, dam safety, aboriginal relations and negotiations, and transmission projects.

Chairperson: John C. W. Ritchie

Board members: W.J. Brad Bennett (ex officio), Bill Adsit, James P. Hatton, John Knappett, and Jack Weisgerber

Terms of Reference for Capital Projects Committee [PDF, 73 KB]

Customer Service, Operations & Planning Committee

The Customer Service, Operations & Planning Committee assists the board of directors in providing strategic and policy level advice and direction to management on matters that drive customer service, guide long term planning or support company-wide operations.

Chairperson: James P. Hatton

Board members: W.J. Brad Bennett (ex officio), James M. Brown, John Knappett, Janine North, and John C. W. Ritchie

Terms of Reference for Customer Service, Operations & Planning Committee [PDF, 51 KB]

Governance & Human Resources Committee

The Governance & Human Resources Committee assists the board of directors in providing strategic and policy level advice and direction to management on matters that drive effective corporate governance and human resources policies and practices including goals and objectives of executive team members, total compensation philosophy and strategy, employee engagement issues, board effectiveness and governance documentation. The committee also monitors and evaluates the corporation's risk management framework.

Chairperson: Janine North

Board members: W.J. Brad Bennett (ex officio) and Jack Weisgerber

Terms of Reference for Governance & Human Resources Committee [PDF, 71 KB]

Advisory committees

Peace River/Williston Reservoir

The Peace River/Williston Reservoir Advisory Committee provides advice and facilitates two-way communication between the Peace/Williston community and BC Hydro. Committee membership is composed of community leaders providing equitable representation from geographical and special interest groups within the region. Committee members, including the chairperson, are appointed by the BC Hydro board.

Terms of Reference for Peace River/Williston Reservoir Advisory Committee [PDF, 42 KB]

Community members receive an honorarium of $175 for each meeting attended. Reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed upon receipt of a completed expense claim form with supporting receipts.

Project boards

As the need arises, the board appoints ad hoc project boards to deal with specific issues. Once a project group has completed its work and makes its report or recommendation to the board of directors, it is disbanded.

The board currently has three project boards, each providing advice and direction on: (1) John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project; (2) Site C Clean Energy Project, and; (3) Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) Project. Membership on these project boards are as set out in their respective Terms of Reference.

John Hart Project

Chairperson: John C. Ritchie

Board members: W.J. Brad Bennett (ex officio), James P. Hatton, John Knappett, Valerie Lambert, and Jack Weisgerber

Terms of Reference for John Hart Project board [PDF, 28 KB]

Site C Project

Chairperson: John Knappett

Board members: W.J. Brad Bennett (ex officio), Valerie Lambert, Janine North, John C. W. Ritchie, and Jack Weisgerber

Terms of Reference for Site C Project board [PDF, 294 KB]

Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project

Chairperson: John C. W. Ritchie

Board members: W.J. Brad Bennett (ex officio), James P. Hatton, John Knappett, and Janine North

Terms of Reference for ILM Project board [PDF, 29 KB]