Opportunity knocks

Earlier, we reported on the departure of top tourism, culture and the arts bureaucrat Bruce Okabe - who left the civil service on August 31. That was just 23 days after the Campbell administration announced the maximum payable salary for deputy ministers was increasing 34.93 percent to $299,215. According to the ministry, Mr. Okabe resigned to "pursue other opportunities." Specifically, on October 6, it was announced the former Telus Corp. business solutions vice-president has joined InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. as a senior vice-president with the firm's business strategy group. According to the news release announcing that appointment, Mr. Okabe will "take a lead role in delivering tourism, strategic planning, business planning and climate change services to a diverse range of clients."

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