Published On: Friday, 13 May 2016

Greater Victoria Chamber Announces New CEO

Greater Victoria Chamber Announces New CEO
Chair Al Hasham welcomes new Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Catherine Holt to her new position this morning in Victoria. Outgoing CEO Bruce Carter looks on.

VICTORIA - Al Hasham, Chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, announced today that the Board of Directors has selected Catherine Holt as its incoming CEO.

"We're delighted to have a person of Catherine’s calibre at the helm of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce," he says. "The board of directors is confident in Catherine’s ability to lead The Chamber.”

Holt was hired after a thorough and rigorous selection process, which included careful consideration of more than 70 candidates coast to coast.

"I’m looking forward to getting to know the members of The Chamber and to providing them with great service,” she says. “Member involvement is essential and it allows The Chamber to do its part to make Victoria a great place to live and do business.”

Holt has a diverse background spanning more than three decades, including positions at the executive level. She has developed a proven history of providing leadership on complex and difficult issues using sound judgment, discretion and creative strategies. She has worked with private sector clients, such as Spectra Energy, IBM, and SNC-Lavalin, providing strategic advice on public policy and government decision-making processes that affect their interests.

Catherine succeeds Bruce Carter as head of the Greater Victoria Chamber, and will start the turnover process June 2nd.

“I take great pride in The Chamber and our members and all that we have accomplished in the community” says Carter. “I look forward to working with Catherine during the turnover and beyond.”