Ken McCormack joined the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC (CLR) on April 8 as president and CEO. He will be replacing Clyde Scollan, who is retiring this September.
Scollan has served the association for 30 years. He will work with McCormack to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.
McCormack most recently provided services as president and CEO of the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA of BC). A strategic professional and seasoned executive leader with more than 25 years of management experience at the highest levels, he has worked in the government, consulting, agriculture and automotive sectors, representing associations similar in size and scope to CLR.
A strategic professional, McCormack will work with the board and staff to establish a vision and develop sound strategies to address the future needs and expectations of CLR and its membership.
In addition to a degree in economics from the University of Alberta, McCormack has invested further in his own passion of being an effective negotiator and mediator through advanced training and education from the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (the equivalent of the BC Justice Institute).
McCormack is excited for the opportunity to bring his experience and dedication to bear on the needs of CLR and its members, and to be working with the CLR staff, board and partners in growing the value and engagement of the unionized construction sector in B.C.
He sees his new role as president and CEO as a great challenge and opportunity to apply his experience and knowledge to advance the needs of the association and its membership.