Chilliwack/Victoria (With Files from Wikipedia) – Barry Penner, the former MLA for Chilliwack/Hope, pursued a legal career as well as a counselling career since he left politics. He has now accepted a Board position with ICBC.
In August 2011, Barry Penner stepped down as Attorney-General but remained as the MLA for Chilliwack-Hope. On November 24, 2011 he told the Legislature that he would resign in early 2012 as he had accepted a position with the national law firm of Davis LLP, where he worked on environmental, energy and First Nations issues. He officially resigned his seat on January 9, 2012.
Further to the provincial government’s appointment of Mr. Barry Penner, Q.C. as the new Chair of ICBC’s board of directors, please find a statement from Mr. Penner below.
“I’m honoured to have been asked to take on this challenging and important role.
Over the coming weeks, I will be reviewing key files and meeting with senior management and fellow board members to learn more about the organization and the issues it faces. I look forward to meeting more of the dedicated and hardworking staff at ICBC.
During my time as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, I saw how ICBC touches the lives of virtually every British Columbian. Drivers want rates to remain affordable, and when accidents unfortunately occur they expect fair compensation and good service. My top priority will be helping ICBC accomplish these goals.
I’m looking forward to serving the people of British Columbia once again.”
Mr. Penner’s appointment is effective March 31, 2016 to March 31, 2019.