Stephen Bruyneel formed SB Communications and Public Affairs Ltd. in 2009 to offer clients the benefits of his 20+ years of senior experience in the private, public, and government sectors. His clients include provincial crown corporations and agencies, resource and energy companies, the transportation and infrastructure industry, the clean technology sector, progressive real estate developers, and not-for-profit groups.
Prior to opening his firm, Bruyneel developed and/or led the communications and public affairs function at some of BC’s leading companies, including BC Hydro and Power Authority, the Corix Group and Couverdon, the real estate business of TimberWest Forest Corp. During this time, he gained a reputation as an industry leader in strategic communications, issues management, business media relations, and stakeholder relationship-building.
Bruyneel has a bachelor's degree in biology and an MA in political science, both from the University of British Columbia. He has always been very active in the local community, including as a mentor in the Vancouver Board of Trade's Leaders of Tomorrow program and a member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, where he was an in-demand speaker for the Leadership Giving program. Most recently, he has joined the Board of Directors of the Fraser River Discovery Centre.