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
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.
Interim Chairperson: Daryl Fields
Operations and Planning Committee
The Operations and 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: Chris Sanderson
Board members: Catherine Roome
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: Valerie Lambert
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.
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.
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 10 members of the Site C Project Assurance Board include:
- Mitchell Gropper, Independent Chair
- Fred Cummings, Independent External Advisor
- Joseph Ehasz, Independent External Advisor
- Amanda Farrell, Independent External Advisor
- Daryl Fields, BC Hydro Board of Director
- Doug Foster, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance
- Les MacLaren, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
- Cathy McLay, Independent External Advisor
- Catherine Roome, BC Hydro Board of Director
- Lorne Sivertson, Independent External Advisor