Greg D’Avignon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia, a 260-member organization comprised of the province’s leading businesses and institutions in every sector of the provincial economy that are responsible for more than one-quarter of all jobs in the province. Established in 1966, the Business Council is the foremost policy and business advocacy organization in the province.
A fourth generation British Columbian, Greg has played an active leadership role in business, politics and the community for over 25 years earning a reputation for results and building collaborative solutions that positively benefit companies, organizations and the lives of people that invest, live and work in BC.
During his career Mr D’Avignon has successfully led organizations and provided advice and practical policy solutions at senior levels within the Canadian government and within regulated and resource industries that have resulted in growth and economic benefit. He is a regular commentator on BC economic and policy issues and the chair of landmark forums on our Energy Future and LNG, First Nations Engagement and Investment, Trade and Economic Expansion with Asia , productivity and BC’s Future Prosperity.
Immediately prior to joining the Business Council, Mr D’Avignon was President, Western Canada, Canada’s National Brewers, having previously served as an advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, and the Minister of National Defence and Minister of Justice.
Greg is active in his community, serving currently as a Board Member and Vice Chair of the British Columbia Cancer Foundation. He also recently served as the Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-BC/Yukon Region and on its National Board.
Greg is a 2013 recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to the province. Greg also serves on the boards of several community, athletic, corporate and not-for-profit boards.