Circulating capital

When last we caught up with Beth James she was toiling away as Small Business and Revenue Minister Rick Thorpe's revenue solutions associate deputy minister. But now Ms. James - who was once Premier Gordon Campbell's corporate planning assistant deputy minister - has been appointed the head of the government's new capital planning secretariat. In that capacity, she'll be responsible for assisting the government with its "short and long term (capital) investment decisions." The following is a complete copy of the email announcing that appointment.


Please be advised that Beth James will be moving into a new role as Head of a new Capital Planning Secretariat in the Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services, effective Monday. The Secretariat's mandate will be to work closely with ministries to collect and manage data on all capital projects and priorities within the entity and to establish a new corporate planning function to assist with short and long term investment decisions within those spending envelopes established by Treasury Board.

As you know, Beth has held a variety of senior executive positions since joining the BC Public Service in 2001, most recently as Associate Deputy Minister, Revenue Solutions, Ministry of Small Business and Revenue. I am confident that Beth's skills and experience in implementing innovation in systems and planning will position her well for the work of the Secretariat. Beth will continue to attend Deputy Ministers' Council and relevant Deputy Ministers' Committees as before.

I hope you will join me in congratulating her on this exciting new opportunity.


Jessica McDonald
Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary

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