Douglas Edmund Allen

Doug Allen has an extensive background in the public and private sectors in British Columbia. In 2015, he was the Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TransLink. From 2011 to 2014, he was the CEO of InTransit BC, the private company in the very successful Public/Private Partnership responsible for Canada Line that links YVR and Richmond to downtown Vancouver.

Mr. Allen spent 10 years with the Government of Canada (mainly with the Department of Finance) and 15 years with the Government of British Columbia, where he served as a Deputy Minister of five different ministries including the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Employment and Investment.

Since 1996, as a management consultant, Mr. Allen undertook a number of assignments related to governance, organizational change and performance management. He was the Interim President and CEO of BC Ferries, when it was moved to a stand-alone Authority from a Crown corporation. He played a direct role in establishing and restructuring both the BC Safety Authority and the BC Land Title and Survey Authority. In addition, he has worked in several foreign jurisdictions (Japan, Malaysia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) on specific assignments related to economic development and organizational change.

Mr. Allen is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-a-School Program and the Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta and a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Hawaii.