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December 9, 2013

Council of Construction Associations names Dave Baspaly as new president

The Council of Construction Associations (COCA) in B.C. has appointed Dave Baspaly as the new president effective Nov. 1, 2013.

“Dave Baspaly brings extensive expertise in business management, negotiation, and innovation, along with a proven track record uniting diverse interests to achieve results,” said a COCA update by Manley McLachlan, president of the British Columbia Construction Association and Clyde Scollan, president of the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC.

“His consulting practice and recent executive roles at the business and board level have helped him to develop strong relationships with a number of COCA stakeholders, board members and affiliated groups.”

He has been the CEO of the B.C. Common Ground Alliance, CEO of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice, and director of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

Baspaly is replacing outgoing president Grant McMillan, who will continue to work with COCA during a transition period.

Dave Baspaly

Dave Baspaly

COCA president

McMillan is a member of the Journal of Commerce Editorial Advisory Board and has also served as the chair of the Construction Safety Association of B.C. for five years, until 2007.

In addition, McMillan is the author of the book Workers’ Compensation in British Columbia: An Employers’ Guide to Claims Cost Management, published by Thompson.

He has also written an Occupational Health & Safety Program for B.C. Employers.

McMillan’s career has included university lecturer and 16 years of senior management at the Workers’ Compensation Board, the last six as general manager of administration. He has a Ph.D. and also holds a certificate in Occupational Safety and Heath from the Foundation Program of Simon Fr aser University.

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association presented McMillan with a Life Time Achievement Award in 2012 for his dedication to the industry over the last two decades.

COCA represents 16 construction associations and acts on behalf of the construction industry in WorkSafeBC matters.

The council is governed by a board of directors from the sponsoring associations, while the BC Construction Association provides administrative support.

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