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Ken Martin among honourees in B.C.'s inaugural CEO awards

Ken Martin, CEO of Pacific Blue Cross is one of six industry leaders to be celebrated in the first BC CEO of the Year Awards, announced by Business in Vancouver and Mackay CEO Forums.

BIV and MacKay CEO Forums established the awards to identify outstanding leaders of private and public organizations.

Criteria for the honourees in the inaugural competition included vision and strategy, financial performance, people development, innovation and social responsibility.

The CEOs to be honoured are:
  • Christine Day, Lululemon Athletica (public company over $50 million);
  • David Schellenberg, Conair Group & Cascade Aerospace (private company over $50 million annual revenue);
  • Warren Roy, Global Relay (small private company under $50 million);
  • Nolan Watson, Sandstorm Gold, Ltd. (small public company under $50 million); and
  • Ken Martin, Pacific Blue Cross (community and publicly accountable category).
  • Isobel Mackenzie, Beacon Community Services (non-profit).

The judges were:
  • Bev Briscoe;
  • Bjorn Moller;
  • George Melville;
  • David Rowntree; and
  • Alice Laberge.
  • Ken, along with his fellow award winners will be profiled in the November 6 issue of Business in Vancouver and honoured at an awards dinner November 20.

Visit the leadership page on our website to learn more about Ken Martin and read Business in Vancouver’s feature on how Pacific Blue Cross is a different company today because of his vision and strategy.


More information about the Business in Vancouver event can be found on the BIV website.

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