Governance Committee

The Governance Committee consists of seven members of Trust Council who have been elected by Trust Council. Election of the Governance Committee shall occur by the March Trust Council meeting in the calendar year following the quadrennial trustee election. One of the two Trust Council elected members of the Islands Trust Conservancy is an ex-officio member of the Governance Committee, as determined by the Chair of the Islands Trust Conservancy. The Chair of Islands Trust Council is an ex-officio member of the Governance Committee.

Committee members elect a Committee Chair and Vice-Chair as required. The Chair of Trust Council may appoint an interim Council Committee Chair if required.

The Committee’s roles and responsibilities are assigned through the Islands Trust Council policy.

Roles and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to provide focus upon improvement of governance, to develop and recommend to the Trust Council good governance and management approaches and frameworks, and to lead processes to support and evaluate the effectiveness of Trust Council and its committees.

The Governance Committee is responsible for:

  • Governance structure and processes
  • Governance Best Practices
  • Legislative Reform


Judi Gedye
Bowen Island Municipal Trustee


Jamie Harris
Salt Spring Island Trustee

Support Staff

Executive Coordinator
T: 1-250-405-5171

Write to:  “Attention/Dear Governance Committee”


Kate-Louise Stamford
Gambier Island Trustee

Laura Patrick
Salt Spring Island Trustee

Peter Luckham
Chair, Islands Trust Council (ex-officio)
Thetis Island Trustee

Joe Bernardo
Gambier Island Trustee

Tim Peterson
Lasqueti Island Trustee

Lee Middleton
Saturna Island Trustee

Lisa Gauvreau
Islands Trust Conservancy (ex-officio)

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