VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2012) - The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) is pleased to welcome Ann English, P.Eng. as Chief Executive Officer and Registrar. Reporting to APEGBC Council, Ms. English will be responsible for all aspects of the Association's operations.
Ms. English succeeds Derek Doyle, P.Eng., who recently retired after having served as CEO and Registrar since January 2007.
"Ann brings a wealth of expertise to APEGBC and we are pleased to welcome her," says President Michael Isaacson, P.Eng. "Her outstanding leadership skills, broad experience in business development and proven track record in both the private and government sectors will offer a valued perspective to the operation of our Association in its regulation of the practices of engineering and geoscience in BC, as well as its roles of promoting the professions and protecting the interests of our members."
Ms. English joins APEGBC after almost 10 years at BC Hydro in a variety of senior leadership roles. She was most recently the Director of Interconnections, responsible for the connection of load and generator customers (Independent Power Producers) to the transmission and distribution systems. Previously, she led BC Hydro's 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Initiatives project which won four awards and raised the bar on green energy solutions for future Olympic Games events.
Ms. English brings an in-depth understanding of the regulatory environment as well as demonstrated leadership, business development, and project management experience. In addition to her work with BC Hydro, Mrs. English has significant experience in private industry, with nearly 20 years at Foster Wheeler, a large utility equipment, engineering and construction company.
She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a degree in mechanical engineering and a graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in physiology. Apart from her professional pursuits, Ms. English has also been involved in her community serving as a member of various boards and councils.
Founded in 1920, APEGBC is the regulatory and licensing body for the professions of engineering and geoscience and is charged with protecting the public interest. With over 27,000 members, APEGBC is one of the largest professional associations in BC and maintains high academic, experience and professional practice standards.
Additional information and a photograph of Ms. English can be obtained by contacting, Megan Archibald at the contact details below.