Foundation announces incoming chair of redevelopment fundraising campaign

2019/20 Campaign Cabinet supports $1.49 billion hospital redevelopment

Cameron Belsher

New Westminster, B.C. – {September 6, 2019} – Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is honoured to present its 2019/20 Redevelopment Campaign Cabinet, which unites leaders from across key industries, communities, and partnerships in support of the hospital’s unprecedented $1.49 billion redevelopment.

Cameron Belsher, senior partner and national head of mergers and acquisitions at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, takes over as chair of the volunteer group. Cameron is also vice-chair of the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors.

The Foundation offers its sincere appreciation to Sue Paish, whose term as chair of the campaign cabinet has concluded.

The 2019/2020 Redevelopment Campaign Cabinet includes:

• Campaign Cabinet Chair: Cameron Belsher
Partner, Group Head M & A, McCarthy Tetrault

• RCH Foundation Chair: Tom Corsie
VP, Real Estate, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

• RCH Foundation President & CEO: Jeff Norris

• Mike Bonner
Senior Vice President and Regional Head, BC & Yukon, BMO Bank of Montreal

• Dr. Sukh Brar
Past President, BC Anaesthesiologists Society & Anaesthesiologist, RCH

• Frank Butzelaar
Chief Executive Officer, Seaspan Marine Transportation

• Jonathan Coté
Mayor, City of New Westminster

• Kevin Desmond
Chief Executive Officer, TransLink

• Dr. Shahzad Karim
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, RCH

• Dr. Anson Koo
Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health and Substance Use Program

• Mark V. Lewis
Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

• Salima Mawji
Chief Development Officer, RCH Foundation

• Kirk McLean
Alumni, Vancouver Canucks

• Paul Palmer
Partner, EY

• Jennifer Podmore Russell
Senior Vice President Operations, Rennie Group

• Graham Walker
Managing Partner (Vancouver), Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

• Wade Winkler
Partner, Alexander Holburn Beaudin and Lang LLP

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