Chair, Fraser Basin Council
Colin Hansen is the fifth Chair of FBC's Board of Directors as of April 2014. He previously served for seventeen years as a Member of British Columbia's Legislative Assembly, and chose not to seek re-election in 2013. During his time as an MLA, he served as Deputy Premier (2009-11), Minister of Finance (2004-05 and 2008-11), Minister of Health (2001-2004 and 2010-11), Minister of Economic Development (2005-2008) and Minister Responsible for the 2010 Olympics (2005-2009).
Colin is currently the President of AdvantageBC, a non-government organization dedicated to promoting British Columbia as a place for international business.
He serves on several other not-for-profit boards, including Vancouver Foundation (Honorary Governor), Arthritis Research Canada, Jack Austin School of Asia Pacific Business Studies and the Canada-Japan Society. He is the former chair of the Board of the Transportation Investment Corporation.
His work with the Haida led to his formal adoption into the Eagle Clan and was given the Haida name of "Nang K'ang.gudang.as."
As an avid runner, Colin ran his first marathon in 2002 with Joints in Motion to raise money for arthritis research.