Angela McKerlich has been elected as board chair of the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) for the 2018-2019 term.
Based in Kelowna BC, McKerlich is a partner and construction risk & surety Advisor at CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. She holds a number of accreditations, including a BA, CAIB, and FCIP, and is the recipient of the Howard Strong Industry Builder Award (2014) from the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA), where she has been a director for 12 years. She is also a director of the Construction Foundation of BC, director of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and has served as SICA Chair.
In her new position as BCCA board chair, McKerlich continues the work of out-going chair Alan Fletcher of Vancouver Islands AFC Industries Ltd., advocating on behalf of B.C.’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction employers on important issues such as prompt payment, the B.C. community benefits agreement, skilled worker shortages and achieving the highest standards when it comes to public sector procurement policies and procedures.
A focus during her tenure will be to work with the leadership of the four Regional Construction Associations to ensure strong benefit to membership while serving the industry at large by continuing on the path of the BCCA’s current three-year strategic plan which takes the organization to 2020, its 50th Anniversary of incorporation.
“B.C.’s construction sector contributes nearly nine per cent of our province’s GDP and has grown to over 250,000 employees and 24,000 employers,” notes McKerlich “I believe that advocating for – and creating – proactive solutions to industry problems benefits every community in British Columbia.”
Active on both the BCCA and SICA board of directors, McKerlich is well versed in the role industry organizations play and understands the issues and opportunities in front of the construction employers they serve.
“We welcome Angela to the chair’s role and look forward to her contributions as an experienced, long-time board member, and as a knowledgeable and respected business person in our industry,” says Chris Atchison, president of the BCCA. “Angela’s extensive contributions on behalf of the construction industry demonstrate her passion for its ongoing health and success. She is a highly respected and valued role model and spokesperson for our industry.”