August 31, 2021
We are pleased to announce that Weldon Cowan joined the BCI Board of Directors on September 1, 2021. The College Pension Board of Trustees has appointed Weldon for a three-year term.
Weldon is a labour relations specialist with the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE). He has completed the Advanced Trust Management Standards program and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Weldon was appointed a trustee to the College Pension Board in 2005 and has served in that position since then. He is currently Chair of the College Pension Board of Trustees and Chair of the Interplan Trustee Education Committee. Weldon was a director of the BC Pension Corporation from 2012 to 2019. During that time, he served as Chair of the BC Pension Corporation Board of Directors for four years and vice-Chair for three years.
Weldon holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in chemistry from Concordia University and a Diploma in education from McGill University. He taught French immersion science for over 15 years at the secondary level before joining FPSE.
Weldon succeeds Karen Maynes as the College Pension Plan member on the BCI Board. Karen has served as a director for the past seven years and as chair of the Audit Committee since 2018. As we welcome Weldon and look forward to his contributions, we also want to express our sincere thanks to Karen for her long-standing commitment to BCI’s governance.
Our board is structured in accordance with the Public Sector Pension Plans Act. Of our seven-member board, our four largest pension plan clients each appoint a member of their board. The other three directors are appointed by the Minister of Finance – two of which must be representative of clients.
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