VICTORIA – The Province has filled the vacancy on the Port Metro Vancouver Board created by the departure of the outgoing provincial appointee, whose term of office expires Feb. 28, 2011. The term for a new member on the board of directors is three years.
Philip Hochstein has been chosen to replace current appointee, Sarah Morgan-Silvester. Hochstein is president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B.C. (ICBA). He has extensive governance and board experience as well as knowledge of the Asia Pacific Gateway, primarily through this experience serving on the board of directors of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table.
In addition, Hochstein chairs the Construction Industry’s Benefit Plan board of trustees; is on the board of directors for the SHARE Family and Community Services Society and ICBA Benefit Services Ltd. Former chair of the Coalition of BC Businesses, Hochstein earned a masters degree in public administration from the University of Victoria in 1984 and an honours degree in history from McGill University in Montreal.
Prior to joining the ICBA in 1986, Hochstein was manager of membership services for the Mechanical Contractors Association of B.C. and also worked for the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission as well as the provincial Ministry of Finance.
The board of directors for Port Metro Vancouver is composed of 11 members: one federal appointee, one B.C. provincial appointee, one appointee for the Prairie Provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba), one municipal appointee and seven port-user appointees.
Port Metro Vancouver is responsible for the operation and development of the assets and jurisdictions of the combined former Fraser River Port Authority, North Fraser Port Authority and Vancouver Port Authority.