J. Richard W. Hall – Chairperson & CEO
Appointed to a four year full-time term as Chairperson and CEO of the Tribunal, effective November 23, 2009, Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria, a Master's of Science in Geography and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to his nomination at the Tribunal, he was a part-time Member at the Tribunal from 2007 to 2009.
Mr. Hall began his legal career in Vancouver in 1983, articling with Canadian Pacific Limited (aviation, credit, marine, rail and trucking). In 1984, he held various legal and management roles with Chevron Canada Limited. From 1989 to 1994, he worked for the Province of British Columbia with three different administrative tribunals – labour relations, public sector compensation and criminal injuries compensation, providing advice in law and policy. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Senior Labour Relations Officer for Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, after which he became Legal Counsel for the Vancouver School Board until 2001. That same year, he became Regional Director of Human Resources and Compensation for Physicians of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, a position he held until 2005. From 2005 to 2009 he provided business and legal advice to both the private and public sectors. Immediately prior to his appointment, he was an Adjudicator with the Alberta Solicitor General.
Mr. Hall is a Member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Maritime Law Association, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the International Bar Association. He has served on the Boards of Directors of three publicly traded companies and two private sector companies. Mr. Hall was born in Montréal and lived in Quebec and Ontario before moving to British Columbia in 1980.
Eleanor D. Humphries – Vice-Chairperson
Appointed in 2008 to a five-year full-time term, Ms. Humphries served as Vice-Chairperson of the Tribunal until March 2, 2013. Ms. Humphries holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master's in Business Administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also has an Executive Management Diploma from McGill University in Montréal, Quebec.
Ms. Humphries worked in various management positions of increasing seniority within the financial services industry, including management positions within the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1985 to 1999 and the Montréal Trust Company from 1999 to 2000. She was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Atlantic from 2000 to 2005 and of Halifax International Airport Authority from 2005 to 2007. In 2004, Ms. Humphries received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Armbrae Academy. In 2006, she received the Canadian Progress Club Women of Excellence Award for leadership. She has been honored on five occasions as one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada and in 2007 she was inducted into the Top 50 CEOs Atlantic Canada Hall of Fame. Ms. Humphries held several board positions with business, charitable and educational organizations.
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