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Archive for February, 2015

Elections 2015

by Robert Randall (Past President) - February 22, 2015 | No Comments

Here are the details regarding the election process for the 2015/16 PMI-VI Board of Directors. Read more »

New PMI-VI Breakfast Event!

by Robert Randall (Past President) - February 11, 2015 | No Comments

PMIVI The Breakfast Table

Monday, March 2nd, 2015   |   7:00 – 8:30 am  |   Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel 

Join PMI Vancouver Island in this exciting new interactive breakfast event. The Breakfast Table is an early morning discussion panel designed for our members and the local project management community. Scheduled before your work day begins and held at a convenient location in downtown Victoria, this event is designed to jump-start your week with an exciting and relevant project management topic.

We’ve assembled a panel of distinguished executive sponsors from across industries on the island including Island Health, Partnerships BC and BC Pension Corporation and gathered them around our breakfast table to give us their insights and lessons learned as sponsors of projects and programs. See projects from their perspective and learn ways to improve your manager – sponsor relationships.

Ideally suited for project managers, budding project sponsors and management consultants, this event promises to be beneficial to anyone leading complex or challenging projects.

A breakfast buffet will be provided. Register Here.


Our Moderator

Tom Sparrow, Chief Project Officer, North Island Hospitals Project

Tom Sparrow is the Chief Project Officer for the North Island Hospitals Project.  Mr. Sparrow has a long history of success and experience working as the project lead for many government projects including most recently as Project Director for the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa project, and as Chief Project Officer for the Iqaluit International Airport Improvement Project for Partnerships BC.

Mr. Sparrow is a Certified Project Manager (PMP), holds an MSc. Health Information Sciences from the University of Victoria and an MBA from Athabasca University. He has also been actively involved with the Project Management Institute and lectures at the University of Victoria.


Our Panel

Rick Steele, Senior Project Advisor, Partnerships BC

Rick Steele is a Senior Project Advisor with Partnerships British Columbia Inc., a corporation wholly owned by the Province of British Columbia with a mission to structure and implement partnership solutions which serve the public interest.

In his role as the health sector leader, Mr. Steele provides oversight and guidance on all health projects through business development, procurement and project implementation phases.  He also provides oversight on other vertical infrastructure projects related to housing and real estate opportunities.

Prior to joining Partnerships BC, Mr. Steele led the Project Development team at BC Buildings Corporation and has had past roles as Vice President, Construction at Centara Corporation in Toronto, and as Partner and Chief Structural Engineer for Raines Finlayson Barrett and Partners in Calgary.

Throughout his career, Rick has managed complex and multi-phased projects in a variety of areas including health care, post-secondary education, education, the justice sector and commercial real estate. His career includes experience in structural engineering, project management and leadership in developing the public private partnership model in BC. In addition to designing and managing large institutional and commercial projects in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta, he has had a significant involvement in almost all of the large health projects completed in BC in the last ten years.

Mr. Steele is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Carleton University and an Executive Leadership Diploma from Royal Roads University.


Dave Marecek, Vice President, Transformation and Information Services, BC Pension Corporation

Dave Marecek joined the BC Pension Corporation in January 2012 as vice president, Corporate Services, and is now the vice president of Transformation and Information Services.

Dave has deep strengths and extensive experience in enterprise business transformation, information technology and human resources. Dave is a broad-thinking leader who likes to challenge the process and help employees succeed in their endeavors.

He is a real people person who takes pride in developing strong relationships with his staff and peers. As a passionate leader, he brings excellent operational and executive leadership skills to achieve consistent business results.

Dave came to us with 12 years of experience from Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc., where he was the senior vice president responsible for the executive leadership of sales, delivery and human resources management. Dave led teams that delivered information technology solutions including consulting services, project services and managed services across Canada.

Dave holds a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.


Joe Murphy, Vice President, Operations and Support Services, Island Health

In December 2001, Joe Murphy was appointed to the position of Vice President, Operations and Support Services for Island Health (formerly the Vancouver Island Health Authority).

In this role, Joe optimizes the deployment and effectiveness of available resources and provides leadership in the areas of Facilities Operations, Logistics, Protection Services, General Support Services, and Capital Planning.

Throughout his years in healthcare Joe has held several senior leadership roles, including: Vice President of Finance and Operations Support, Regional Director of Clinical Support Services, and Vice President, Operations Support. He first joined the Greater Victoria Hospital Society in 1987 as Director of Pharmacy Services, and before that held several positions including Manager of Pharmacy Services with Travenol Canada Incorporated and Assistant Director and Director of Pharmacy Services at Saskatoon City Hospital. Joe has also held cross appointments at the College of Pharmacy, University of Saskatchewan as Assistant Clinical Professor and Clinical Instructor. Joe earned his Bachelor degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, his hospital pharmacy residency at University Hospital in Saskatoon, and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.

Joe is also the current Chair of the Oak Bay Lodge Continuing Care Society, a Board member with HealthPro Procurement Services and the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, and served for six years on the Board of Directors for the Greater Victoria United Way.