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Board of Directors

LifeSciences BC is governed by a Board of Directors, whose members represent British Columbia’s biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, digital health and greater life sciences community. Our board provides guidance, sets policy and ensures that the organization operates effectively in achieving its mandate, which is to foster the economic development of B.C.’s life sciences industry.

Chair

Nancy Harrison 

Vice Chair

Vacant

Past Chair

James P. Hatton Q.C. – Partner, Technology Group, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

Gordon McCauley – President & CEO, Centre for Drug Research & Development

Treasurer

Ian Heine – Partner, PwC

Secretary

Vacant

Directors

Ali Ardakani Founder & Managing Director, Novateur

Andrew Booth –  Chief Financial Officer, STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Robin Ciceri – President, The Research Universities’ Council of BC

Dr. Pieter Cullis – Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Doug Janzen – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Northview LifeSciences

Scott Phillips – Founder & CEO, Starfish Medical Inc. 

Dr. Pascal Spothelfer – President & CEO, Genome BC

Dr. Gavin Stuart – Vice Provost Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. James Taylor – CEO, Precision Nanosystems Inc.

Observers to the Board

Joseph Garcia – Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Hector MacKay-Dunn, J.D. Q.C. – Senior Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP