Greg D'Avignon

President & Chief Executive Officer

Greg D'Avignon

Greg D'Avignon

President & Chief Executive Officer

I have had the privilege of working with interesting people doing interesting things that advance the prosperity and health of people, business, our province and country.

A fourth generation British Columbian, I have played an active leadership role in business, politics and the community for over 25 years earning a reputation for results and building collaborative solutions that positively benefit companies, organizations and the lives of people that invest, live and work in BC.

During my career I have successfully led organizations and provided advice and practical policy solutions at senior levels within Canadian regulated and resource industries and within Government. The results have creatively addressed challenges, effectively enabled growth and supported efficient sustainable operations.

Immediately prior to joining the Business Council, I was the President, Western Canada, Canada’s National Brewers, having previously served the Prime Minister of Canada, and the Minister of National Defence and Minister of Justice.

I am passionate about community service. I am currently a board member of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and Co-Chairing the capital campaign to build four new YMCAs as centre of community in Greater Vancouver.

I have also had the privilege to serve as the Chair of the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, the sole philanthropic support for one of the world’s leading research and care facilities that is changing patient outcomes.

I also serve on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's Deputy Minister's Advisory Council, and as a Board member of the Premier’s Indigenous Business & Investment Council . Previously I have served as the Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-BC/Yukon Region and on its National Board with contributions to several community, athletic, corporate and not-for-profit organization boards.