The Islands Trust Conservancy Board consists of three Islands Trust trustees (two elected by the Islands Trust Council, and one appointed as a representative of the Islands Trust Executive Committee) and up to three members of the public appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Kate-Louise Stamford comes to the Islands Trust Conservancy board in her third term as a Trustee on the Gambier Island Local Trust Committee. She is a full-time resident with her family. The growing profile of Howe Sound as an ecological centre-piece for southern BC provides exciting, but also daunting prospects in the face of competing uses. Kate-Louise brings her experience in non-profit management and community engagement to the governance table.
Sue Ellen Fast
Conservation and learning consultant Sue Ellen Fast advises on interpretation planning, nature learning and planet-friendly stewardship. She chaired the Bowen Island Conservancy for nine years before her election in 2014. She joins the board in her third term as a member of the Bowen Island Municipal Council and the Islands Trust Executive Committee. Sue Ellen moved to Bowen in 1992 with her family, where she walks the trails daily with binoculars, cameras and her dog.
Linda is an educator, land use planner, local government consultant and the former Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Islands Trust, a position she retired from in January 2016 after a 25-year career in local government. Linda is currently on the faculty of Capilano University’s School of Public Administration, where she coordinates a course for Chief Administrative Officers in BC local governments. She teaches similar courses in land use planning, local government finance, problem solving and policy development. Linda is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Planning and the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC), Linda sits on PIBC’s Professional Conduct Review Committee.
Don Clarke is a member of the Black River First Nation, with a professional social and educational background from the University of Winnipeg and Manitoba. For over 25 years, Don has worked in over 50 First Nations communities (throughout Western Canada) in the area of political advising, negotiations, administration, education, capacity building, strategic planning, Treaty rights, and in strengthening of local, economic and cultural development.
Doug Fenton comes to the Islands Trust Conservancy Board in his second term as a Trustee on the Thetis Island Local Trust Committee. Doug brings his experience in environmental consulting and services to the table. He is skilled in sustainable development (concepts, policies and practices), shoreline restoration, environment management & monitoring, environmental health & safety and sustainable farming practices.