Independent Power Producers Association of B.C. (IPPBC)

Independent Power Producers Association of B.C. (IPPBC)

October 29, 2009 18:23 ET

IPPBC Welcomes Paul Kariya as New Executive Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2009) -

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The Independent Power Producers Association of B.C. ("IPPBC") has appointed Dr. Paul Kariya as Executive Director.

"We are delighted to have been able to attract someone of Paul Kariya's calibre to this position," said Harvie Campbell, Chair of the IPPBC. "Dr. Kariya's background and experience in managing complex issues and in dealing with governments and stakeholder groups will be real assets to the independent power industry in this province."

"The credibility that Paul Kariya brings to this position will help the industry work more effectively with First Nations, environmental groups, the media, and others," said Campbell.

Most recently, Dr. Paul Kariya has been teaching Leadership in the Graduate School at Trinity Western University. He served as executive director of the Pacific Salmon Foundation from 2002 to 2008, chief executive officer of Fisheries Renewal BC from 1998 to 2001; and executive director of the BC Treaty Commission from 1994 to 1998. Kariya also served in various positions with the federal government from 1979 to 1994, primarily in the departments of Fisheries and Oceans and Indian and Northern Affairs. He has a BA from the University of B.C. and post-graduate degrees from Clark University.

"This is an exciting time for all who want to help society shift to increased reliance upon clean power sources and greater conservation efforts in B.C.," said Paul Kariya. "There are numerous challenges but also tremendous opportunities here. The provincial government is committed to growing the industry, First Nations are interested in business partnerships and the public is keen for positive dialogue on subjects such as alternative energy sources, sustainability and a healthy environment. I look forward to contributing to the growth of the independent power sector in British Columbia."

The Independent Power Producers Association of B.C. represents 320 project developers and service providers in the power generation sector in the province. The role of IPPBC is to support the development and continued viability of an independent power industry. The association serves the public interest by providing cost-effective electricity though the responsible development of generation resources in order to help meet the goals of provincial self-sufficiency by 2016.

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Contact Information

  • Independent Power Producers Association of B.C.
    Harvie Campbell
    Chair, IPPBC
    (778) 945-1002
    Independent Power Producers Association of B.C.
    Paul Kariya
    Executive Director, IPPBC
    (604) 818-1827