Let us, for a moment, contemplate the the Campbell administration's latest appointment to the B.C. Ferry Authority. According to a biography posted by the Campbell administration's board resourcing and development office, Chris Gardner is the strategic planning and corporate development vice-president for The Britco Group of Companies. And his "experience includes work in the Asia Pacific as a Director of Corporate Finance for Paion Co. Ltd. in Seoul, South Korea, a Director of Corporate Finance for ING Investment Bank in Seoul, South Korea and as a Manager in the International Finance Department of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea." But Mr. Gardner, who spent 11 years in Asia, also happens to be one of Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon's university friends, having managed the provincial Liberal campaign in Surrey-Panorama Ridge during the 2004 by-election.
April 8, 2008