The REBGV's Board of Directors oversees management, considers and approves on a continuous basis strategic alternatives and plans, and approves all major strategy and policy recommendations. In performing its functions, the Board of Directors has the responsibility and the mandate to make decisions in the interests of the REBGV.
Daniel John has been a Realtor since 2005, and was first elected to REBGV's Board of Directors in 2018.
Daniel is currently the Program Head of the Professional Real Estate diploma program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a real estate instructor at Langara College. He also holds his professional R.I. Designation from the Real Estate Institute of BC and carries the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
He's volunteered with organizations such as the Richmond School District, Steveston Community Centre, and the REBGV Blanket Drive.
Diana Dickey, Sutton Seafair Realty, has been a Realtor since 2010 and Managing Broker since 2019.
She holds a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from UBC and a Diploma in Business Management from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She is a member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia and holds the R.I. (BC) designation.
Diana has volunteered with charitable and community organisations throughout her career, including REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive, REBGV Professional Conduct Committee, and the City of Richmond.
Aside from Diana’s interest in real estate, she also enjoys travel, dragon boating, snow boarding, and exploring nature with local hikes.
Jeff King was named CEO of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) in October of 2021.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Jeff served as the Chief Operating Officer for The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada.
Between 2020 and 2021, he also served as interim CEO of Dataclef, a back-office service provider to music rights organizations, and as Chair of the Board of Directors at DDEX, a standards-setting organization focused on creating digital value chain standards for the music industry.
In his time in the music industry, he was named the COO of the Year by M&A Today in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
He holds a BA Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University and his expertise in strategy, innovation, licensing, distribution, and corporate planning has made him a sought-after speaker at conferences around the world.
Taylor Biggar, Oakwyn Realty, became a Realtor in 2003. Born and raised in Richmond, Taylor watched his father’s real estate career flourish and realized it was his calling, too.
In 2015, Taylor was elected to the Board of Directors, and has been active with the Governance Committee and various task forces. He served as chair-elect in 2020-21. Before that, he’d been active as a chair of the REBGV Richmond-South Delta-Gulf Islands Area.
Taylor volunteers with several local community organisations.
Steve Jamieson was licensed in 1999 with RE/MAX and became a Managing Broker in 2008, and in 2017 became Director of Operations for Metro Vancouver Properties Group - an award winning group of seven RE/MAX offices with over 550 agents. He also served as the Chair of the RE/MAX Lower Mainland Broker Owner association for two consecutive years.
In 2018 he left RE/MAX to help found and manage a new real estate brand in the Lower Mainland – Stilhavn Real Estate Services. Since then, Stilhavn has expanded its operations to include offices in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler.
Steve enjoys water sports, is an avid traveller, cook, dog lover, and sci-fi geek.
Matthew Lee is a residential multifamily market specialist and managing partner of Macdonald Platinum Marketing. Matthew joined Macdonald Realty in 2004 and has sold more than 45 real estate developments from UBC to Kelowna and Vancouver Island.
Matthew volunteers as a parent coach with girls soccer and softball. He has served on the fundraising committee for the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association Burn Fund for the construction of the Legacy Project and Patient Recovery Centre, and he currently sits on the finance committee at the Arbutus Club.
Fiona Macdonald, MBA, ICD.D, is an experienced corporate director. Currently on the board of The Royal Canadian Mint, Fiona’s the Chair of the Human Resources and Workplace Health & Safety Committee. She’s also on the board of the Food Bank of Greater Vancouver as the Chair of Governance and Human Resources.
Fiona has been on the following boards: RF Capital, a publicly-traded investment bank and wealth management company; the BC Ferry Authority Board; and was the Chair of the BC Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
In her professional career, Fiona was a Managing Director for Willis Towers Watson, a global human resources and risk issue consultancy. Well-versed in governance issues, Fiona is a recognized expert in executive compensation and talent management issues.
Kathy is a seasoned financial executive and former chief operating officer of Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s largest Credit Union by membership. She was a key member of the executive team that led its transformation to one of the strongest performing Canadian credit unions.
She was recently appointed to the ICICI Bank Canada board of directors, and has served on several corporate and community boards.
Kathy has extensive experience managing large, complex businesses in Canada and internationally. Before joining Coast Capital, she was senior vice-president Premier Banking for HSBC where she led its global strategy and positioned Canada as one of its top global regions.
Kathy has a passion for volunteering and advocating for groups related to diversity, poverty, women, children, and seniors.
Kathy has been recognized for her leadership and community service. She was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in both 2016 and 2017.
Kathy is a graduate of the Queen’s University Executive Program and Institute of Corporate Directors, and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
Arnold Shuchat, B. Comm., MBA, LL.B., B.C.L., became a Realtor in 2004. He brings his retail business background and former profession as a lawyer having practiced in the areas of taxation, civil litigation and builder’s liens.
Arnold's previous academic focus was in Organizational Development and he has maintained his passion in this area with a focus on organizational governance, responsiveness and change processes.
Arnold received the REALTORS Care® Award for community building charitable work in 2008 and 2009.
More recently, Arnold marshalled a grassroots movement in Richmond that successfully closed down a company emitting noxious odors in Richmond.
Believing that education is a life-long endeavor, Arnold has completed Watson's Governing With Intention and the ICD's NFP Governance Courses and regularly attends director education seminars.
In 2017, Jason served as a director for the Board’s Westside Area. This is his first term on REBGV’s Board of Directors.
He brings to the Board his experience as head of operations for maintenance and engineering with a resort company across the western United States and as a small construction business owner.
Jason studied business and hotel management and has completed Watson's Governing with Intention, the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager course, and the Canadian Real Estate Association’s leadership courses.
Sam Wyatt has been a Realtor since the 2000s. High integrity, honesty, and diligence are hallmarks of his work.
Amongst his diverse interests, he is a student of meditation and an avid mountaineer and outdoor enthusiast.
As an advocate for the practice of meditation, Sam provides free weekly meditation classes to the public every Tuesday evening at the Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace. He has been leading and teaching meditation for more than 25 years.
Sam has successfully scaled big peaks around the world including Denali (6194m) in Alaska, Huascuran (6768m - solo) in Peru, Cho-Oyu (8201m) in Tibet (with neither bottled oxygen nor sherpa support), and Mount Everest (8848m) via its North Ridge.