Apr 22, 2021

Paul Mochrie – City of Vancouver – City Manager

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Mochrie as the new City Manager for the City of Vancouver.

Mochrie has been serving as Acting City Manager since the departure of former City Manager Sadhu Johnston in early January. Prior to taking on this acting role Mochrie was Deputy City Manager, a position he was appointed to in October 2015. In this role, he provided oversight for a broad portfolio of municipal services, including: Fire and Rescue Services; Emergency Management; Development, Buildings and Licensing; Arts, Culture and Community Services; Technology Services; and Human Resources. He also represents the City as a director of the Pacific National Exhibition and E-Comm 911. 

Mochrie demonstrates ongoing commitment to equity and Reconciliation, and played a key role in the establishment of the City’s Equity Office within the Office of the City Manager with a mandate to decolonize and remove barriers to inclusion across the organization. 

Mochrie has broad experience in the public sector, including appointments with the Government of British Columbia, regional health authorities and employers’ associations. Immediately prior to joining the City, he worked with the BC Ministry of Health and led the business relationships between the PharmaCare program, pharmaceutical companies and retail pharmacies. He initially joined the City in May 2011 as the General Manager, Human Resource Services.

Mochrie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Queen’s University.  

As the administrative head of the City, the City Manager oversees a $1.6 billion operating budget and a city-wide team of approximately 7,700 employees.

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