The LTSA's Stakeholder Advisory Committee ensures that the Board of Directors and management staff are kept aware of any stakeholder concerns and recommendations related to land title and survey plan search and registration services.
The Committee includes members and representation as follows:
Representing the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia
Connie Fair (Chair - LTSA Stakeholder Advisory Committee), LTSA President and CEO
Connie Fair, MBA, CPA, CMA is the President and CEO of the LTSA. She reports to the LTSA’s Board of Directors and is responsible for the executive oversight of the company.
Connie joined the LTSA from BC Assessment, where she helped the organization to earn a reputation as one of the world's leaders in property assessment.
Representing the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors
R. Chad Rintoul
Chad Rintoul is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors, the regulatory body that governs the profession of land surveying in the province.
Mr. Rintoul has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor and Honours Standing in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Past affiliations include membership in the Canadian Business Association of Almaty, and founding member status in the Vladivostok International Business Association. Chad was a Fellow at Royal Roads University in Victoria from 2010 to 2015 and has also completed a five year term as a Director of the Canada Pacific Russia Trade Centre in Vancouver, an organization aimed at increasing trade links between Pacific Canada and Pacific Russia. He recently completed a seven year term as a Director of the Victoria Airport Authority where he was a member of the Governance Committee, Steering Committee, and Chairman of the Airport Planning and Development Committee.
Currently, Chad is a member of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, and a Commissioner on the Advisory Planning Commission for the District of North Saanich. He also serves as President of the Peninsula Minor Hockey Association.
Representing the Law Society of British Columbia
Edward Wilson, Partner with Lawson Lundell LLP
Ed is a partner with Lawson Lundell LLP and has practiced in the real estate and municipal law fields with a specialty in real estate development for over 30 years. He acts for a number of international, national and local developers and investors in industrial, commercial and residential projects.
Ed has been actively involved in the activities of the Canadian Bar Association, and has served as its representative on the British Columbia Real Estate Association Standard Forms Committee (1995–present). Ed has drafted and updated the CBA Standard Real Estate Undertakings used in most BC real estate transactions since their inception in 1997. Beginning in 2000, Ed served as the CBA's representative on the Land Title Branch/Law Society Electronic Filing Committee (now the LTSA Business Transformation Advisory Committee).
Ed has served on a number of Law Society of BC Task Forces including those on Conveyancing Practices (2002), Lawyers Selling Real Estate (2003–2004), and Land Titles (2011).
Ed has been actively involved with Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. He has taught more than 15 CLEBC courses. Ed's service on behalf of the profession and dedication to CLEBC was recognized in 2007 when Ed was awarded CLEBC's Leader in Learning Award. The award recognizes volunteers such as Ed who have distinguished themselves by making exceptional contributions to continuing professional education.
Representing the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia
G. Wayne Braid, Secretary and Executive Director
Wayne Braid was raised in Kitimat, British Columbia where he became a licensed general Insurance Agent in 1967 and a licensed Life Insurance Agent in 1968.
Wayne founded and operated several businesses in the insurance and real estate industry in the cities of Kitimat, Terrace and Stewart.
He completed his B.B.A. as an adult student and in 1984 was accepted as a Notarial Candidate and was enrolled in the University of British Columbia Notarial Studies program. He was enrolled as a Notary in 1986. In 1999, he also completed the University of British Columbia intensive Small Claims Court Mediation Program.
Wayne established his Notary practice in Terrace in 1986, where he served as a Provincial Coroner, Elected School Trustee for Coast Mountain School District and served for three years as the Vice-Chair of the School Board. Wayne also served as a Director of BC Winter Games and Northern BC Winter Games, in addition to his tenure as Past President of the Terrace Rotary Club and a former District Governor's representative for Rotary International.
Wayne practiced as a Notary Public in the community of Terrace from 1986 until January of 2001 when he was appointed to the position of Secretary/Executive Director of The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia. He is only the sixth individual to hold that position in The Society's 75 years.
It is Wayne's responsibility to see that the membership complies with The Society's stringent Rules and Code of Ethics. His duties include managing the Society's Professional Liability Program and investigating complaints. He is also Executive Officer for The Notary Foundation of British Columbia; the Notary Foundation funds legal education, legal research, law libraries throughout the Province.
Representing BC Assessment
Gerhard Brosch, Director of Local Government and First Nations
Gerhard is currently the Director of Local Government and First Nations for the Customer Division of BC Assessment (BCA). His focus is on building relationships with customers and ensuring BCA is an optimum source of property assessment information. Prior to this role, Gerhard held a variety of appraisal, management and senior leadership positions throughout the province including the Assessor of the Northern Regional Office, and more recently, the Assessor of the Thompson-Cariboo Regional Office.
Gerhard is a member on the Board of Directors for the Integrated Cadastral Information Society representing BCA. He is also a past Director for the Real Estate Institute of BC and holds his AACI designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Representing the First Nations Summit
Howard Grant, Executive Director
Howard E. Grant is currently the Executive Director of the First Nations Summit (F.N.S.) which represents 42 negotiating tables and 154 First Nations in B.C. Mr. Grant is currently serving his sixth term as an elected Councillor for the Musqueam Indian Band (M.I.B.).
Howard was previously employed with M.I.B. as the Executive Director from 1992-1997. He also was employed with the federal government (DIAND) in the capacity of Associate Regional Director of Operations and as a District Manager from 1984-1992.
Within his roles of Executive Director (M.I.B.) and senior manager (DIAND), he was responsible for operational issues, policy development and implementation and budget/audit requirements.
Howard has served and continues to serve on numerous First Nations, and Federal Government boards and committees. Also, Howard sits on many post-secondary institutions and public sector committees in the capacity of advisor and/or board member.
Representing the British Columbia Historical Federation
Jacqueline Gresko, Member
Jacqueline Gresko taught History at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia from 1970 until 2006. After retiring from Douglas College in 2006, Jacqueline became a sessional instructor at Corpus Christi College at the University of British Columbia where she continued with historical research projects and volunteer work.
Jacqueline wrote Traditions of Faith and Service, a history of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, published in 2008.
In recent years, Jacqueline and Anita Bonson have been tracing the families of the Columbia Detachment of Royal Engineers who served in British Columbia from 1858 to 1863. After disbandment of the detachment in 1863 many of the men settled in the colony and several of them continued road building and surveying.
Jacqueline Gresko is currently honorary president of the British Columbia Historical Federation. She has served on the federation executive since 1999.
Representing the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Sanda L. King, Secretary
Sanda L. King is a partner and co-proprietor of Siebenga & King Law Offices in the Fraser Valley. She graduated in 1990 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts and received her law degree in 1994 from the University of Alberta. During this time, she worked in various law firms involved in a high volume of conveyancing and general property and corporate law.
Sanda was called to the bar in 1995 in the State of Colorado where she maintains her active status. After her 1998 call in BC, Sanda worked as in-house counsel in the hospitality industry. In 2000, she purchased a solicitor's practice in the Fraser Valley, with a heavy emphasis on conveyancing. In 2004, Sanda merged with David Siebenga to form Siebenga & King Law Offices and currently operates four offices throughout the Fraser Valley. Her practice deals exclusively with Property Law, Wills and Estates, Elder Law, Corporate, and family agreements. Siebenga & King Law Offices have been leaders in new technologies, endorsing electronic filing early on, and instrumental in beta testing for various conveyancing programs.
Sanda has been the secretary of CBA Real Property subsection (Vancouver branch) since 2000, and has been a member of RELAN (Real Estate Lawyers and Notaries) association. Sanda is involved in various charities, including the Representation Act Resource Centre, a non-profit association providing assistance for estate planning agreements. She has also been a presenter on key issues in conveyancing for various real estate offices.
Representing the British Columbia Real Estate Association
Robert Laing, Chief Executive Officer
For over 30 years, Robert Laing has served the real estate profession in the roles of lawyer, educator and liaison to all levels of government, Crown corporations and regulatory bodies. He joined the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) team in March 2000 as the Director of Government Relations, and since 2002 has served as the Association's Chief Executive Officer. Before joining BCREA, he was head of the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's Real Estate Division.
Representing the BC Association of Professional Registry Agents
Grant McLaney, President
Grant McLaney is the President of the BC Association of Professional Registry Agents (BCAPRA). BCAPRA is a not-for-profit organization that takes part in the consultative decision making process concerning land title registration matters in BC.
Since 2012, Grant has held the role of in-house counsel for Dye & Durham Corporation and manager of the company’s Real Property Support Services department consisting of 15 real property professionals. Dye & Durham Corporation is BC’s largest legal support company that specializes in search, filing, registration and process serving services related to real estate, court, and corporate registries.
Grant was called to the bar in 2005 in Ontario, and 2012 in BC. Prior to joining Dye & Durham, Grant practiced real estate and corporate law at a large law firm in Ontario where he provided advice on residential conveyancing, commercial leasing, refinancing, condominium administration, land planning and development, boundary disputes, and property tax appeals. Grant is a frequent speaker and author on real estate law and registration matters.
Representing the Union of British Columbia Municipalities
Glen White, Approving Officer and Manager of Land Development
Glen White is the Approving Officer and Manager of Land Development with the City of Chilliwack. Glen has diplomas in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (currently the Sexton Campus of Dalhousie University) and certificates in local government administration and management from Capilano University. Glen brings over 20 years of local government experience dealing with land development projects and processes, 10 years as an Approving Officer. Glen also serves on the Local Government Management Association (LGMA) Approving Officers Committee and presents at the annual Approving Officer workshop.
Glen’s work with the Municipal Administrators Training Institute's new School for Statutory Approving Officers has helped review the duties, responsibilities and best practices for the Statutory Approving Officer role. As a result of his work with LGMA and his hands-on local government experience, Glen brings a strong province-wide local government perspective and a commitment to developing relationships between the Approving Officers in British Columbia, BC Land Surveyors, and the LTSA.
Representing the Central 1 Credit Union
Marilyn Loewen Mauritz, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Marilyn joined Central 1's executive team as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in March 2015. She is responsible for all legal matters across the organization and works closely with Central 1's Board of Directors on matters of corporate governance.
She has over 20 years of experience in domestic and international corporate/commercial law in a diverse range of industries, including forestry, chemical and oil and gas. Prior to joining Central 1, Marilyn held the role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Interfor Corporation, one of the largest lumber producers in North America.
Marilyn obtained her LL.B from the University of Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University. An active member of the community, she currently serves on the Boad of Directors of BC College of Registered Nurses, International Women's Forum - BC Chapter and Vancouver Opera.
Representing the Province of British Columbia
Dave Peterson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Tenures, Competitiveness and Innovation Division
Dave Peterson has served as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Tenures, Competitiveness and Innovation Division of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations since March 2011. For the period from May 2012 to December 2014 Dave also served as Chief Forester, and he was temporarily appointed as Acting Deputy Minister from April 2013 to October 2013. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Regional Operations South for the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations beginning in November 2010.
Dave served as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Field Operations for the Ministry of Forests and Range from February 2010 to November 2010, and Assistant Deputy Minister for BC Timber Sales since December 2005.
Raised on Vancouver Island, Dave started his career with the BC Forest Service in the summer of 1973. He graduated with honours from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography – Natural Resource Management in 1980, and became a Registered Professional Forester in 1985.
Dave worked in a number of Forest Districts before moving into the Cariboo Forest Region office, advancing up to the position of Regional Staff Manager. Following the completion of a major land use planning exercise in the Cariboo, in 1995 he moved into the private sector as President of the Cariboo Lumber Manufacturers’ Association (CLMA).
Upon the disbanding of the CLMA, he took on the role of Vice-President Woodlands with Lignum Ltd. Corporate acquisitions led to positions with Riverside Forest Products, then Tolko Industries. During this period, he became the Interior industry lead on joint industry/ministry Land Use Planning, Timber Pricing, and Softwood Lumber Technical committees.
Representing the Canadian Bankers Association
Emiko S. Ando, Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank Canada
Emiko S. Ando has worked as in-house counsel in the financial services industry for over 15 years. Prior to working at HSBC Bank Canada, Emiko managed the Western Canada Law Department of the Royal Bank of Canada.
Emiko was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1992. She obtained her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1991 and a business degree from McGill University in 1988. Emiko has served on various Canadian Bar Association and Law Society of British Columbia committees including the Banking Section Legislative Liaison, Women Lawyers Forum Education Committee and Practice of Law Committee.
Emiko received her Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University in 2009 and is a Certified Executive Coach. She has also operated a small business and produced two award-winning short films.