Board of Directors

  • Pat Bell
    Pat Bell

    Pat served three terms in the BC Legislature and held a number of highprofile positions with the Provincial Government, including Minister of Forests and Range. Pat is also a lifelong entrepreneur involved in a variety of businesses, most recently with the newly established Northern Lights Winery.

  • Michael Costello
    Michael Costello

    Michael has held a number of highprofile executive and board positions, including President and CEO of BC Transmission Corporation, President and CEO of BC Hydro and Power Authority, as well as acting as both Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to the Treasury Board for the Government of British Columbia.

  • Jim Jia
    Jim Jia

    Jim Jia is the general manager of Tangshan Caofeidian Wood Industry Co. Ltd. (CFDWood), a major forest products port terminal and processing hub in Northern China.
    Jim has over 20 years of lumber and woodworking machinery marketing experience in China and Japan.

  • George Malpass
    George Malpass

    George is the former CEO of Primex Forest Products, a coastal BC operator. George has also served as director for International Forest Products and Riverside Forest Products.

  • Janine North
    Janine North

    Janine has a wealth of experience in the resource sector, including managing logging and trucking companies and Forest Districts.  She recently retired as the CEO of the Northern Development Initiative Trust, a regional development corporation and currently also serves as Director and Chair of Governance and Human Resources for BC Hydro.

  • Dave Roberts
    Dave Roberts

    Following a long and distinguished career with a number of securities firms, including Gordon Securities, Pemberton Securities and Goepel Shields, Dave recently retired from Raymond James Ltd., where he headed up the firm’s Toronto-based institutional equity business.

  • James Dai
    James Dai

    James is an independent financial services consultant with experience across the natural resources and biotechnology industries.  He most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at LJ Resources Co. Ltd., a global lumber and log trading operation focusing on the China market.

  • Tom Reed
    Tom Reed

    Tom has had a distinguished career in the US timberland and forestry industries, most recently as Vice-President of Resources in Plum Creek Timber Inc.’s Atlantic South Region. He currently serves as Chairman of the Forest Resources Association Inc. and is on the boards of the Florida and Georgia Forestry Associations, as well as the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust board.

  • Ken Shields
    Ken Shields

    Ken is the Chair and CEO of Conifex and the former CEO of Raymond James Ltd. Ken has also worked previously as a former director for Slocan Forest Products Ltd., Timber West Forest Corp. and Raymond James Financial Inc., and is currently a director of the Forest Products Association of Canada and the Council of Forest Industries.