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Mr. William (Bill) H. Bell

Biography and Memberships

Mr. Bell has extensive experience with administrative tribunals. He is a current member of the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board where he led the development of a Board published report on accessible transportation in 2012 and another on Taxi Standards in 2014. He is also a past member of the Employment and Assistance Appeals Tribunal where he chaired hearings and wrote decisions on a variety of issues. Mr. Bell previously held a broad range of senior positions with the federal and provincial governments. In the B.C. Public Service his background includes Directorships in Human Resource Management, Senior Treasury Board Analyst and Assistant Deputy Minister. He was given leave in 2000 to work with the Canada Programme on Governance, International Development Research Centre as a consultant assisting the East Cape Province, South Africa in its transition to central executive management. Bill lives in Victoria and his interests include music (especially jazz), tennis, travel and golf. He has a volunteer background which includes the Victoria Needs Crisis Line, the Boards of the John Howard Society of Vancouver Island, the New Bastion Theatre Society, the Oak Bay Tennis Club and the Victoria Jazz Society where he served for over 12 years including 5 years as its President. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria.
Current Board Membership: Passenger Transportation Board
Appointed: 30 June 2019