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Board of Directors

Bud Smith

Chair, Kamloops

Bud Smith, Q.C. is an active Kamloops-based businessman with ownership interests in engineering, construction, lending and travel companies operating in BC and Alberta.

A former Attorney General, Mr. Smith brings experience as Kamloops Member of the Legislative Assembly (1986 - 1991) and Cabinet Minister (Regional Economic Development, 1988 - 1991). Mr. Smith has served on a number of Crown Corporation boards including Canada Post Corporation (1991 -1994), BC Development Corporation (1979 - 1983), Prince Rupert Port Authority (2007 – 2009/ Chair, April 2012), and Ridley Terminals Inc. (2009 - 2012).

Mr. Smith has given his time to a number of community services and programs including the Diocese of Cariboo (Chancellor), the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, and the Western Canada Theatre Company (Trustee). Mr. Smith, QC, is a University of Victoria graduate who obtained his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1974.

Mr. Smith joined the Board of BCLC in May 2012 and was named Chair in August 2013.