Board of Directors
We are a group of artists, administrators, managers, fundraisers, media marketers, philanthropists and concerned citizens dedicated to protecting the property at 753 View Street (home of Hermann’s Jazz Club) to create a non-profit Performing Arts Centre in downtown Victoria.
Clay Barber has been a health executive for the past 14 years and brings 25 years of broad management experience. Clay has been recognized as a builder within small and large health organizations. Clay’s broad leadership experience ranges from executive leadership and portfolio development to transformational change management. Clay has worked for national, provincial and regional health care organizations from both a private and public perspective and has built and managed large teams in excess of 40 individuals and budgets in excess of $100M.
Bert is a senior health management consultant with an extensive background in both hospital administration and health management consulting. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of regional hospitals and a Senior Vice President at Vancouver General Hospital. He has also worked closely with the provincial government and has served as an Assistant Deputy Minister of Health.
In his consulting capacity, Bert has been involved in a wide variety of assignments, including strategic planning, organizational reviews and financial analyses for hospitals and health authorities. He served as the Transition Leader on behalf of the BC Ministry of Health in introducing the six Health Authorities, and in developing their governance and performance management structures. He has also worked with hospital boards on assessing their governance and leadership structures.
Bert has been the Chair of the BC Emergency Health Services Commission and the BC Forensic Psychiatric Commission as well as a member of numerous provincial and national association boards.
Bert has a BSc (Chemical Engineering) from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Bill Turner has been actively involved in charities for nearly 30 years. He spent many years as a police officer, a business man then a commercial realtor.
Bill is a past member of the board of Tourism Victoria and has served on at least two dozen boards (local, national and international), often as chair. Between 1993 and 2012, he led the successful efforts to purchase over 200 properties across BC for conservation purposes collectively worth over $150 million.
Bill is currently a consultant to government and business in addition to his role with the International National Trusts Organization. Bill holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria and is a member of the Order of Canada.