President and CEO, Vancouver Board of Trade
Iain Black is the President and CEO of The Vancouver Board of Trade. He has held this role since 2011, and has in that time lead the organizational through fundamental transformation and returned it to member growth, financial health and relevance in the public and business domain.
He joined the Board after serving six years as an elected MLA and cabinet minister in the Government of British Columbia, where his various responsibilities included three cabinet posts encompassing economic development, labour, and small business.
At the point of his election in 2005, Iain was president of the Banking Solutions Group of Open Solutions Canada, the largest provider of banking systems services and software to Canadian credit unions. Prior to Open Solutions, Iain served as president or chief operating officer of both publicly traded and private technology companies, and as a partner with a national professional services firm.