Executive Vice President
Bob Purdy, Executive Vice President, has extensive experience in business and not-for-profit sectors and an academic background in zoology. He brings to FBC expertise in multi-interest process design and facilitation, environmental management systems, indigenous-non indigenous relationship-building and collaborative land use planning. Prior to joining FBC in 1998, he served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for ESSA Software Ltd., a Vancouver-based provider of GIS-based environmental impact assessment decision support systems.
In addition to providing strategic oversight of the Salmon Safe BC program, Mr. Purdy acts for the Chief Executive Officer as required, oversees FBC’s fund development and communications functions and FBC’s work in the Greater Vancouver – Sea to Sky and Fraser Valley regions. He also leads specific initiatives, for example, serving as an independent facilitator of both the Port of Vancouver ECHO Program, a collaborative effort to reduce threats to at-risk whales in the Salish Sea, and FortisBC’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Advisory Group, which provides input to the company’s energy efficiency and conservation programs.