Former Attorney General Barry Penner Q.C. to lead BCICAC
Arbitration Centre (now VanIAC)
VANCOUVER – The British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC) is pleased to welcome Barry Penner Q.C. to the role of Managing Director, effective November 1. “Barry is an incredible leader, visionary, strategist and relationship-builder,” said Patrick Williams, BCICAC President. “The BCICAC Board is thrilled that he has agreed to come and work with our team, and I have no doubt he will bring the Centre to an even better level of success.”
Barry is well known and well respected for his service to the people of British Columbia as a former Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation, Minister of the Environment and Member of the Legislative Assembly for almost 16 years. An accomplished lawyer, both domestically and internationally, Barry is well versed in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and the advantages it can offer our business and legal communities.
“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to move the Centre forward,” said Penner. “There is an excellent opportunity to grow the type and amount of arbitrations undertaken by the Centre, both domestically and internationally. When you consider increasing Court delays for businesses and individuals who are embroiled in litigation, the Centre is ideally positioned as a less costly, far speedier and confidential alternative to the Courts for resolving disputes.”
In addition to his legal and government work, Barry is the immediate Past Chair of the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) and a Past President of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER).
BCICAC provides alternative dispute resolution services for Canadian and International businesses with a streamlined administrative process upholding the highest standards in the domestic and international arbitration arenas.
For more information, contact Patrick Williams, President, BCICAC at 604 643 3171.