Allan Seckel, Chief Executive Officer, Doctors of BC

Allan Seckel, Chief Executive Officer, Doctors of BC

allenAllan Seckel is the Chief Executive Officer of the Doctors of BC ( formerly the BCMA), a voluntary association of British Columbia’s physicians, medical residents, and medical students that aims to advance the practice and science of medicine and the health of British Columbians by seeking the highest standard of health care for the public and fair remuneration for physicians.

Mr. Seckel joined the DOBC in October of 2011 after 8 years in the BC Public Service. In 2003 he was appointed the Deputy Attorney General for British Columbia and in 2009 he was appointed the Deputy Minister to the Premier of British Columbia, the Hon. Gordon Campbell, a position which also made him the Head of the B.C. Public Service and the Cabinet Secretary.

Prior to his public service career, Mr. Seckel practiced law with a major Vancouver law firm, where his practice was restricted to litigation, primarily in commercial and class action cases.  While with the firm, Mr. Seckel had senior roles in firm management, including deputy managing partner. In 1983-84 he was Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of British Columbia, the Hon. N. T. Nemetz.

Mr. Seckel earned a B.A. (Hons.) degree with a joint major in economics and commerce from Simon Fraser University in 1980 and a law degree from the University of Victoria in 1983. He was awarded the Law Society Gold Medal on graduation from law school. In 1985-86 he attended Gonville & Caius College at the Cambridge University as a Commonwealth Scholar, earning the degree of LL.M.  In 2012 he earned the designation ICD.D after completing the Institute of Corporate Directors – Directors’ Education Program.

Mr. Seckel was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. He is the author and co-author of two legal texts.