Jock Finlayson

Jock Finlayson Jock Finlayson is Executive Vice President at the Business Council of British Columbia, an association representing 190 large and mid-size B.C. companies that together account for approximately one-quarter of all jobs in the province. In this capacity he directs the Council's work on economic, fiscal, tax, environmental and regulatory issues of interest to the province's business community. He also plays a key management role in the areas of project development and execution, member services, and media relations. Mr. Finlayson previously served as Vice President of Research at Canadian Council of Chief Executives (formerly the Business Council on National Issues), a major national business association in Ottawa. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Analyst at Environics Research Group, a market research and public opinion polling firm in Toronto, and gained experience at two Canadian management consulting firms.

Mr. Finlayson holds a master's degree in business from Yale University, undergraduate and M.A. degrees from UBC and a post-graduate diploma in economic theory from the University of London. He is the author or co-author of two books and more than 35 published articles and book chapters, most of which deal with topics in the areas of international trade, labour market trends, and Canadian and B.C. public policy. A frequent commentator on economic, business, and public affairs issues, he contributes a monthly column to Business In Vancouver, is a regular guest on CBC Radio's B.C. Almanac program, and writes frequently for the Vancouver Sun and The Financial Post. Mr. Finlayson currently sits on the B.C. Greenhouse Gas Forum, the Economic Forecast Council to the B.C. Minister of Finance, the provincial Degree Quality Assessment Board, and the UBC President's Community Advisory Council. He also serves on the Expert Advisory Group to the B.C. Progress Board. Mr. Finlayson is past President of both the Association of Professional Economists of B.C. and the Ottawa Economics Association.

He resides in West Vancouver with his wife Marlene.