Board has two new members

March 20, 2008

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Entrepreneur Peter Dhillon and lawyer Brian Taylor have been appointed to SFU’s board of governors, effective Feb. 11, 2008, for three-year terms.

Dhillon (B.A., UBC; LL.B. hons., Leeds) is CEO of the B.C.-based Richberry Group, one of the Ocean Spray cranberry cooperative’s largest shareholders and suppliers. He is a director of the Vancouver International Airport Authority, trustee of CanWel Building Materials Income Fund and serves on a number of other community boards.

Dhillon has been a director and chair of the VANOC audit committee, vice-chair of B.C.’s Agricultural Land Commission and vice-chair of the B.C. Ferry Corporation. He has also served as a director of Seacor Environmental, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Dhillon currently chairs the Vancouver branch of Right to Play, an international humanitarian organization, and is a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Taylor (B.A., LL.B., UBC) is a partner with the law firm Bull, Housser & Tupper. He provides counsel and solicitor’s services to local governments and regulatory bodies, the real estate profession and other self-regulating organizations.

Taylor has advised local governments on numerous matters, from subdivision and development issues to public/private partnerships. He lectures extensively to the real estate profession. He also lectures on administrative and local government law, and has spoken at local universities and colleges as well as to the development community.

Taylor is past chair and honorary governor of the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation. He is also past chair of the municipal law subsection of the Canadian Bar Association’s B.C. branch and the Vancouver Planning Commission, and is a member of the Municipal Officers Association.

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