About

EDA Board Members

Vivienne Bromley

President
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Vivienne Bromley was born in Welland, Ontario and attended elementary schools in three different provinces before staying “put” in lovely West Vancouver in 1969. She attended Sentinel Secondary School and then the University of British Columbia completing a Bachelor of Education degree with Honour Standing in 1979. Due to the demands of a mother with twins, the next stage of Vivienne’s career took her to the real estate industry. At this point, she realized that when you truly enjoy working with people, the skills you acquire in various careers are transferable.

In 2006, Vivienne became very interested in the people who wanted to run our country and as a result got heavily involved with the Conservative Party and met John Weston. She assisted in his 2006 and 2008 campaigns before being employed as his Assistant; working with him until 2015. During that period of time, Vivienne was very fortunate to meet a tremendous number of people, listen to their needs and help them with any problems relating to Federal mandates. John Weston and Vivienne realized that there was a special need in the community for a person in this position and thus developed a community program that touched on over 50 different sectors.

For our diverse and expansive riding Vivienne became the “Liaison for Community Sectors”. "Sectors" are the fabric of every community. When like-minded people come together and shape their missions and goals, they unify and become "committees". These groups become our community sectors and these volunteers play a vital role in our society. They understand the kind of contribution that can be made through commitment and willingness to work as a team. Vivienne likes to quote Margaret Mead, who said "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

Merv Chia

Board Member
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Merv Chia is a 25-year conservative party member, serving in various volunteer roles in provincial and federal riding associations. He is a business entrepreneur having built two large businesses in food processing and light industrial services. He is currently Chairman of a hotel group based in Phoenix, Arizona.

I He has held 7 corporate board directorships, chaired a $300 million investment committee, CEO of NEX Industries Corp, former Chairman and CEO of Newton Energy UK, former President of CET Energy Technologies and founder of Pan Terra Industries. He worked internationally and was based in Europe for a few years and returned to Canada in 2014. He also served as an International development technical advisor in West Africa and is a former YPO member.

Graham McIsaac

Board Member
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Graham is delighted to become a member of the EDA Board as the Conservatives gear up for the upcoming October election. Graham and his wife Fiona have lived in West Vancouver since 1982 and have two daughters and two granddaughters.

Graham emigrated from Scotland in 1976 after graduating from Strathclyde University and completing the CA program with PWC in Glasgow. He joined PWC in Edmonton and then held various senior positions in Financial Institutions in Edmonton and Vancouver before joining HSBC Bank Canada in 1990. From 2002 to 2012 was the CFO for HSBC Bank Canada. Graham is currently a non executive director of HSBC in Latin America and in Argentina.

Graham has held a number of volunteer positions at Family Services of the North Shore, West Vancouver United Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Hollyburn Country Club , Capilano Golf and Country Club, BC Institute of Chartered Accountants ( CPABC) and the BC Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute. In 2006 he was awarded an FCA by the BC Institute of Chartered Accountants. He remains currently as a board member of the Vancouver School of Theology Foundation.

Education: Strathclyde University - CA

Ian Mellor

Financial Agent
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Ian is the Past President of the Evergreen Squash Club, and Past Director with Vancouver Executives Association. He [previously assisted on campaigns with Colin Hansen, Peter Ladner (Financial Agent) and John Weston (Financial Agent and Official Agent). Ian has been the President of Mellor Financial Group Inc. since 1990, and is currently a Financial Planner with Assante Wealth Management Ltd.

Education: University of Victoria - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.); CFP, FRI., EPC.

Robert Smith

Board Member

Gerard Mckenzie

Vice President
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Gerard has lived in West Vancouver since 1997. He is a retired orthopedic surgeon [2019] graduating in 1983 from UBC. He has worked as a surgeon in Prince George, Bismarck North Dakota, and most recently at St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver.

His volunteer experience includes the Royal Canadian Marine Rescue Station 1 [Horseshoe Bay, 2012-present] as advanced crew and trainer. As well he is a director of the West Vancouver Marine Rescue Society which is the prime fund raiser for RCMSAR Station1. He has recently joined the Canadian Red Cross as a volunteer and functions as a Personal Disaster Assistant.

In the past he has helped out with elections provincially in Prince George and most recently with John Weston in West Vancouver.

Donna Weston

Vice President
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Donna’s career spans two continents, started by a spark for Chinese history. She spent over a decade in Taiwan and served as marketing manager for its most prestigious business club and largest camera manufacturer. Later, she represented a leading private Swiss bank in Taiwan. After taking her Masters in Science from Stanford Business School, she started her own consulting business. Returning to Canada in 1997, she held the role as Director of Asian Banking for Canada Trust.

 

Out of the office, Donna is also a personal trainer and combines a love for nature and sports with a delight in seeing others enjoy physical fitness.

Jo-Ann Wood

Board Member

Sterling Stevens

Board Member
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My name is Sterling Stevens, I was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. I moved to Vancouver in 2001 and have been a north shore resident for the last several years.

I am a local entrepreneur, who owns and operates, an up and coming renovations/construction company. I am also a proud father of 2 wonderful young children, my 5 year old daughter, Charleigh. And my 3 year old son, Jack (officially Sterling Jr.)

I recently turned 41 years old, and ever since I’ve known what politics is, I have been proud conservative. I very much look forward to being a part of this board of directors. I also look forward to many more years of working with/supporting the Conservative Party of Canada, in any way that I can.

Ron Wood

Chair CNC
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A resident of West Vancouver for 45 years, Ron Wood has been most active in the community having served as President of the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, District Councillor (1990-1999) and two terms as Mayor of West Vancouver (1999-2005). In his retirement, Ron continues to volunteer in the community and currently serves as President of the Kiwanis Club of West Vancouver as well as serving on the boards of both the West Vancouver provincial Liberal and federal Conservative associations.

Eric Dolden

EDA Secretary
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Eric has specialized in insurance law for 40 years, is named as one of Canada’s top commercial insurance lawyers by Lexpert Magazine, and recognized as a leading lawyer for Insurance and Reinsurance by Who’s Who Legal: Canada. Eric is a founding partner in the firm which is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s Top 10 Insurance Boutique law firms by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

Trevor Ford

Election Readiness Chair
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Trevor was born and raised in Alberta but has been fortunate enough to have lived all across Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador due to his academic studies in Canadian History and Indigenous Policy. He moved to the North Shore in 2017 from Toronto with his partner, Laurence, and works for a regulatory engagement firm in the energy sector. Trevor is also in the process of finishing his Ph.D. in history in which he explores the rise of the surveillance state in Canada.

In his off time, when he is not writing his thesis, Trevor also volunteers with the North Vancouver EDA. Trevor has been actively involved with the party over the past 15 years, volunteering with local Conservative EDAs in Newfoundland, Ontario, and Alberta. He has also worked on and volunteered with several election campaigns, in a variety of roles. Going forward, Trevor looks forward to doing his bit to help turn the North Shore blue again!

Konrad Kobielewski

Board Member
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While working for a Member of Parliament during the Stephen Harper government, Konrad witnessed the great work our party does in Ottawa and was encouraged to get involved locally. For several years now, he has been an active volunteer and EDA board member. During the 2019 election he was the Deputy Campaign manager in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea-to-Sky Country.

Konrad holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC and works in wealth management. He also trained in international protocol at the Protocol School of Washington and is a certified etiquette coach. While it is best to avoid talking politics in polite company, he usually can’t help himself.

Reid Addison

Board Member
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Reid has lived happily in the West Vancouver Sunshine Coast Sea to Sky riding for his whole life, splitting his time between West Vanvouver and Squamish. Reid recently graduated Rockridge secondary school and is currently studying international economics at the University of British Columbia. Reid is also a member of the UBC Conservatives and serves on the executive for the club.

A.J. Hajian

Board Member
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