BCCIE is overseen by an 11-member Board of Directors who ensure our operations reflect our mandate, direction and the interests of all stakeholders.

Our Board reflects BC’s diverse international education sector, with representatives from public and private post-secondary universities and colleges, public and private K-12 schools, private English language and career training institutions, and the Government of British Columbia.  

Name and Title Organization Board Positions and Committees

Michel Tarko

President and CEO

Justice Institute of British Columbia

(Representing BCAIU)

Board Chair

Governance Committee
Finance and HR Committee

Feroz Ali

CEO

Asia Pacific Education

(Representing EQA designated institutions)

Board Director

Governance Committee

Shawn Chisholm

Executive Director

Federation of Independent School Associations in British Columbia (FISA)

(Representing FISA)

Board Director

Chair of Finance and HR Committee

Jason Dewling

President, Western Canada and Asia Pacific

LCI Education Network

(Representing PDGIA)

Board Director

Patricia Gartland

CEO/Superintendent of Schools

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

Board Director

Finance and HR Committee

Nicola Lemmer

Assistant Deputy Minister

Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

Board Director

Governance Committee

Cloe Nicholls

Assistant Deputy Minister

Ministry of Education and Child Care

Board Director

Ajay Patel

President

Vancouver Community College

(Representing BC Colleges)

Board Vice Chair
Finance and HR Committee

Kerry Pridmore

Assistant Deputy Minister

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

Board Director

Governance Committee

Jay Yule

Superintendent

School District No. 74 (Powell River)

(Representing BC School Superintendents)

Board Director