Sep 4, 2015

Prem Gill – Chief Executive Officer of Creative BC

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is pleased to have been engaged to conduct the national search for the new CEO of Creative BC – the non-profit society responsible for promoting the development of creative industries in British Columbia – which has resulted in the Board of Directors appointing Prem Gill as the organization’s new CEO.

Prem brings over 20 years of experience in the industry with a diverse background in film and television broadcasting, communications and media, and digital technology.

Creative BC Chair, Michael Francis noted that Prem will use her varied experience to lead the Creative BC team in positioning BC as a global leader in the creative industries and said: “Prem Gill is a natural fit as the new CEO for Creative BC due to her outstanding relationship building skills, her reputation in Canada as one of the top leaders who matter in film, television and content creation and her passionate commitment to supporting local creative talent across multi-screen platforms”.

“She will play a key role in working with the provincial government, industry stakeholders and staff to help grow BC’s creative industries and enhance the province’s reputation as a world-class centre for creative content production,” he added.

“Creative BC is an important player in developing a growing creative economy that has already seen much success and I am honoured to join and lead a team that continues to advocate for the advancement of this sector,” said Prem Gill.  “I truly believe in driving a strategy that celebrates the diverse creative industry through film, TV, books, magazines, music and interactive media and know as a community we have the tools we need to see extensive growth. By continuing to push the boundaries, we will position BC as a global leader in innovation and creativity.”

Prem’s commitment to the creative economy in BC can be seen through her most recent work as Director of Production & Original Programming with TELUS and previous experience in the broadcast industry with CityTV and CHUM. Prem is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Screen Institute, and sits as a Board member of the Vancouver International Film Festival.  In addition, she holds an advisory position with Women in View.

PFM Executive Search congratulates Prem on her appointment.  Our search firm, based in Vancouver, along with our Panorama Global Search Partners, provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations.  The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 23-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.