Jock Finlayson is executive vice-president and chief policy officer at the Business Council of British Columbia, where he directs the council’s work on economic, fiscal, tax, environmental, regulatory and employment issues, as well as broader human capital issues of interest to the province’s business community. Formerly he served as vice-president of research at Canadian Council of Chief Executives.
The holder of a master’s degree in business from Yale University, an undergraduate degree and an MA from the University of British Columbia, and a post-graduate diploma in economics from the University of London, he is the author or co-author of two books and more than 40 articles and book chapters. As a frequent commentator on economic, business, and public affairs issues, he writes regularly for the Vancouver Sun, Troy Media and other media outlets.
He served on the boards of directors of the Bank of Canada (2007-2013), the Canada West Foundation (2004 -2012), and the BC Innovation Council (2006-2011). He currently sits on the board of Genome BC and is a member of the National Statistics Council.