Governance - Our Board of Directors
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC is a registered society governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of 5 independent members plus 2 members appointed by the Province as well as the Society's President who is an ex-officio Director. Our independent members are selected for the knowledge, skills and experience needed to assist the Society to implement its mandate, achieve its Vision, and sustain itself as a non-profit business enterprise.
Chair - Jonathan Pew - Summerland
Jon is a retired Professional Agrologist who completed his career with the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Environmental Biology and has a broad work experience which includes wildlife management, horticulture and agrology. Jon has a passion for fishing and has been an active contributor to public fisheries policy both through the Sport Fish Advisory Board process and as the BCWF representative to the Provincial Angling Advisory Committee. Jon enjoys spending a good portion of his life sitting in boats, standing in rivers, sea kayaking and finding other ways of experiencing the unique, matchless beauty of British Columbia.
Vice-Chair - Don Krogseth - Vancouver
Don Krogseth is a long-time resident of BC, is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from UBC and is now retired. He brings a wealth of investment management knowledge and experience to the Society from his career as a senior partner at Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. Don has held many director positions in both corporate and community organizations -- including his current positions on the Advisory Board of the Nature Trust of BC and The Rivers Institute of BC. Sport fishing, particularly fly fishing around our Province, is one of his special interests.
Secretary Treasurer - James Gordon - Vancouver
James is a Partner with Deloitte where he assists client organizations in enhancing their organizational and operational performance through strategic and business planning, performance management, program leadership, process design, and transitional change. James is responsible for the firm’s work with the BC Government resource management ministries and is a lecturer on the University of British Columbia’s Certificate in Project Management program. James enjoys sport fishing in both fresh and saltwater when his busy professional and family life allows.
Director - Bill Camden - Victoria
Bill Camden is a Chartered Accountant and a co-founder of the firm Norgaard Neale Camden Ltd. Bill is located in Victoria and brings an extensive experience in fiscal management to the Society. Prior to joining the Society’s Board Bill assisted various other non-profit organizations and has also been involved in municipal politics including as the Mayor of the Town of View Royal. Bill has had an active personal life including being a volunteer fire fighter for 10 years, obtaining his flying licence, motorcycling, scuba diving and Shotokan Karate. He has fished off the west coast for many years but is hoping for better luck pursuing British Columbia’s freshwater fishing opportunities.
Director - Gord Argue - North Vancouver
Gord Argue has spent most of his life in Vancouver and graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is retired following completion of an extensive career in human resource management as a Senior Partner with Hewitt Associates in Vancouver. He has also served as a Director for a variety of organizations including the BC Human Resource Management Association for whom he was President. He currently acts as a Director for Turning Point Recovery Society. Gord enjoys a variety of activities including golf, boating, tennis, motorcycling, fishing and photography.
Director - Andrew Wilson - Victoria
Andrew Wilson is the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Andrew has an M.Sc. (Biology), an MBA, and many years of experience in fisheries management both in regional operations (Penticton) and more recently in his roles with the Fish and Wildlife Branch. Andrew is a strong advocate for provincial fish and wildlife resources and for public recreational fisheries. Andrew is also an active angler and lives in Victoria with his wife Rowena and their two young children.
Director - Dana Atagi - Smithers
Dana Atagi is the Regional Resource Director for the Skeena Region of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Dana holds B.Sc. (Zoology) and M.Sc. (Zoology) from the University of British Columbia and is a registered professional biologist. He has worked in regional operations for the provincial fish and wildlife program since 1994. He has extensive experience as a fisheries biologist in the assessment and management of freshwater sports fisheries. He lives in Smithers with his partner Valerie and their golden retriever (Yukon). Besides angling, he enjoys traveling, playing and coaching hockey, golfing and hunting.
President (Ex-Officio) - Don Peterson - Victoria
Don is the President and an ex-officio member of our Board of Directors. Don began his career in as Fish Culturist at the provincial Summerland Trout Hatchery in the early 1970's and later became a Hatchery Manager, the Superintendent of Hatcheries, the Manager of Fish Culture and the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Branch. Following the creation of the FFSBC in 2003, Don left the public service to become the FFSBC's first President. Don brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Society's senior executive position. Don lives in Victoria with his wife Deborah and enjoys fishing, photography travelling, motorcycling and spending time with his children and grandchildren.