Aug 30, 2021

Richard Porges – President & CEO – Destination BC

By PFM Search

Following an extensive global search, PFM Executive Search in Vancouver, BC is excited to announce that Richard Porges has been selected as the new President and CEO of Destination BC, effective immediately.

Richard previously served as the corporation’s Acting President and CEO, and Vice President of Corporate Development, prior to that. Richard joined the corporation’s research department in 1999 and moved to progressively more senior roles within the BC Provincial Government, and with Destination BC. As Vice President of Corporate Development, Richard provided strategic leadership for Destination BC’s corporate communications, research and analytics, human resources, and corporate services departments. Before joining Destination BC, Richard taught in the Economics, MBA, and MPA programs at the University of Victoria, and was a consultant for several government and non-profit organizations.

Richard brings the leadership, government and tourism-sector relationships, and strategic skills to undertake this role, drive the organization’s goals, and support BC’s tourism industry through some of the biggest challenges the sector has ever faced. Destination BC’s Board is confident that Richard, the Executive team, and Destination BC’s dedicated staff will continue to deliver programs and services to support industry through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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