VICTORIA - The B.C. government has appointed Paul Taylor as chair of the board of directors of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
Taylor's public sector experience includes serving as B.C. deputy minister of Finance and secretary to the Treasury Board, chief of staff to the Premier, and president and CEO of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Taylor also held a number of high-level positions with Alberta Finance in the 1990s.
Taylor has served on private and public sector boards including NaiKun Wind Energy Group, B.C. Forestry Investment & Innovation, B.C. Automobile Dealers Association, TransAlta New Zealand and TransAlta Power Ltd., the Conference Board of Canada, and the World Wildlife Fund - Canada.
Taylor has asked not to be compensated for the work he does as chairman as part of his commitment to community volunteer service. He will be compensated for expenses only. Taylor's term will be for 12 to 18 months. The chair position has been vacant since January, when Nancy McKinstry resigned to pursue other opportunities.
In the speech from the throne, government announced it would conduct reviews of all Crown corporations. The review of ICBC is continuing, and a report is expected to be released before the fall.
A list of the current board of directors and their biographies is available from the Board Resourcing and Development Office:
Ministry of Finance