Andrew Wilkinson: Minister of Advanced Education

Andrew Wilkinson: Minister of Advanced Education

BCGov_130611_MinAndrewWilkinson_003Andrew Wilkinson was elected MLA in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena in 2013, and was appointed the Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services on June 10, 2013.

He is a former deputy minister of the British Columbia Ministry of Economic Development, where he had responsibility for economic issues, trade and tourism. He also served as deputy minister for Intergovernmental Relations in the Premier’s Office for two years.

Prior to his election as MLA, Wilkinson worked as a lawyer in the Vancouver offices of a major national law firm, where he had a special interest in green renewable energy development. Prior to being called to the bar, Wilkinson was educated and licensed as a physician. He lived and worked as a doctor in Campbell River, Lillooet and Dease Lake.

He has also served as president of the BC Civil Liberties Association and president of the BC Mountaineering Club, and president of the BC Liberal Party.