BCIA Council proudly announces that effective immediately JP Ellson, the current Executive Director has, on an introductory basis been appointed as Executive Director/Registrar for the Institute. Concurrently Council also appointed Laurena Olsen to the new position of Deputy Registrar.
Laurena will oversee membership applications and the registration of members, under the direction of the Registrar. Given his extensive legal experience JP will take direct responsibility for the complaint and discipline aspects. Laurena started as a BCIA office staff member 12 years ago and is looking forward to working even more closely with applicants and the entire membership.
BCIA Council would like to thank Don Rugg, P.Ag. for his extraordinary service to staff and members during his time as Acting Registrar this past year. Our thoughts are with Don and his family as Don recently experienced some health challenges– it will be a long recovery but he is doing well.
Thank you, Julie Robinson, P.Ag.