For the record: August 13, 2019


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Riaz Bandali has been appointed CEO of Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. Bandali has more than 25 years of experience in life sciences. He most recently served as president of early-phase clinical services for Syneos Health.

Thierry Schmidt has been appointed Emerald’s chief commercial officer. Schmidt has more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods. He will remain president of Emerald’s cultivation and production facility in Quebec, while overseeing all sales, marketing and product development for the company.

Malcolm Davidson has joined Allied Corp. as the company’s chief financial officer. Davidson will work to bring Allied’s medical cannabis products to the global market.


Victor Lange has joined Apollo Insurance Solutions Ltd. as the firm’s chief operating officer. Lange brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the role, including experience at Intact Insurance and Wilson M. Beck. Lange will oversee company operations from Apollo’s head office in Vancouver.


Hana Holbrook, Arielle Lavender and David Harvey have joined Richards Buell Sutton LLP as associates. Holbrook is a member of the firm’s real estate group, where she handles work related to all aspects of real estate development, and acts for lenders in secured financing and commercial loan transactions. Lavender is a member of the firm’s estate and wealth advisory group, with a practice focused on personal estate, incapacity and business succession planning. Harvey joins the firm’s business law group, where he will assist clients with mergers and acquisitions of privately owned businesses, corporate restructuring, lending and general corporate commercial matters.


Eleven directors have been appointed to the board of the North Vancouver Chamber. Brian Szabo, partner with BDO Canada, will continue as board chair for 2019-20. Scott Allman, associate vice-president of BlueShore Financial’s business group, has been named vice-chair. Dave Dunbar, group controller at Western Stevedoring, will continue in his role as treasurer. Annie Prud’homme-Genereux, director of continuing studies and executive education at Capilano University, will serve as secretary of the board, and Ron Spence, CEO and owner of Spence Software Services, will serve as a member-at-large of the board executive.

Real estate

Susan Antoniali was elected president of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia’s (REIBC) board of governors. Keith MacLean-Talbot, Cindy Nesselbeck and Daniel John were elected president-elect, secretary-treasurer and past president, respectively. Geoff Radtke, Umesh Chand, Doug Page, Mona Murray, Sean McGinnis, Valeria Lifanova, Clayton Olson and Edwin Kwok Yu Yan have also been appointed to the board.


Kevin Rodgers has been appointed to the board of directors of Methanex Corp. Rodgers was appointed from a list submitted by M&G Investments, as per the co-operation agreement Methanex reached with M&G earlier this year. Rodgers brings nearly 30 years of financial and capital market experience to the board. He most recently served as partner and senior adviser to the chief investment officer at Cumulus Asset Management.


Kathy Siefke has been promoted to vice-president of operations at AG Hair. Lei Huang has been promoted to vice-president of IT.


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YKLM Auctions raised $5,000 for the Richmond Hospital Foundation through its first charity art auction, supported by North American Chidlren Art Development Management Co. Ltd.

The John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation has donated $2,000 to the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation’s educational programs. The funds will help students develop skills in reading, math, communications and speech. 

The Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA) raised $10,660 for the CH.I.L.D. Foundation at its golf tournament. The donation includes $2,000 from BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc. Since 2000, PAMA has raised more than $100,000 for CH.I.L.D., which supports research on inflammatory bowel disease.