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.
The Audit, Finance and Capital Committee
The Audit, Finance and Capital Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to the audit process, financial reporting, governance of the corporation's pension plans and long-term capital plans, capital budgets and capital projects, dam safety, indigenous relations and negotiations, transmission projects, the system of corporate controls, and various facets of risk management.
Chair: Victoria McMillan
Corporate Governance & ESG Oversight Committee
Corporate Governance & ESG Oversight Committee's initial objective will be to establish an ESG (environment, social, governance) strategy for the company, and once that is set, will move into an oversight/monitoring of ESG practices/reporting function.
Chair: Irene Lanzinger
Operations, Planning & Information Technology Committee
Operations, Planning, Information & Technology Committee provides advice and direction to management on emerging issues that have large implications for planning and support of company-wide operations, information and technology.
Chair: Lynette DuJohn
People & Culture Committee
The People & Culture Committee provides strategic and policy level advice and direction on matters that drive effective human resources policies and practices including goals and objectives of executive team members, total compensation philosophy and strategy, employment engagement issues which are sensitive and central to corporate success.
Chairperson: Nalaine Morin
Strategy Oversight Committee
Strategic Initiatives Committee oversees and provides guidance to management on key subjects like Strategic Plan, Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), Electrification, Revenue Requirements Application, Reconciliation and other subject areas as required.
Chair: Daryl Fields
Peace River/Williston Reservoir Advisory Committee
Chair: Nalaine Morin
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.
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 one project board, providing advice and direction on the Site C Clean Energy Project. Membership on this project board is as set out in their respective Terms of Reference.
Site C Project Assurance Board
The board is tasked with ensuring that the Site C Project is completed on time and on budget, and that risks are appropriately identified, managed and reported on an ongoing basis.
The 9 members of the Site C Project Assurance Board include:
- Cathy McLay, Independent Chair
- Fred Cummings, Independent External Advisor
- Joseph Ehasz, Independent External Advisor
- Amanda Farrell, Independent External Advisor
- Daryl Fields, BC Hydro Board of Directors
- Doug Foster, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance
- Les MacLaren, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
- Catherine Roome, BC Hydro Board of Directors
- Lorne Sivertson, Independent External Advisor