A list of individuals (about 25) from diverse backgrounds was provided to the Labour Minister and Cabinet for consideration, from that list the following three individuals were chosen to head the work based on their expertise and background.

Commission Chair: Danielle van Jaarsveld

Danielle is the E.D. MacPhee professor of management and division chair in organizational behaviour and human resource management at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Her research explores the changing nature of work and its implications for unions, organizations, managers and the workforce. She has engaged in comparative international studies of management and employment relations to understand the impact of globalization and restructuring on service workplaces, service workers and the unions representing them. Danielle has written extensively on human resource practices and their influence on firm performance. Her current research examines employee responses to mistreatment from customers in customer service interactions. Since joining the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2004, she has taught in the undergraduate, graduate and executive programs. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Danielle received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and her PhD and M.Sc. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Commission Member and labour force representative: Ivan Limpright

For more than 30 years, Ivan has served as an accomplished union leader. He has served in various roles in the United Food and Commercial Workers Union since 1994 and as President since 2006. Known for his capacity to build strategic alliances with organizations that support and encourage the strength and growth of working people, Ivan has worked on several boards in the past decade. He is a graduate of the Labour and Worklife program at Harvard,  is completing studies at the Rotman’s Leadership program at the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the Labour College of Canada.

Commission Member and business and industry representative: Ken Peacock

Ken is Chief Economist and Vice President at the Business Council of British Columbia, an association representing 260 large and mid-sized companies that together account for approximately one-quarter of all jobs in the province. In this capacity, Ken contributes to the Council’s work on economic and policy issues of interest to the business community. Ken was born and raised in BC. He attained his master’s degree in economics from Simon Fraser University and is a past President of the Association of Professional Economists of BC and a member of the BC Economic Forecast Council.

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