British Columbia UC
Viki Vourlis Fisher is Executive Director of Corporate Services at the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Sheena Zyp is Manager of Human Resources and Procurement Administrator at the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Luke Thompson is Sr. Systems Architect, IT at the British Columbia Utilities Commission.
Blessed with environmentally friendly hydropower that also crosses Canada's southern border, the British Columbia Utilities Commission regulates some auto insurance, a new Fuel Price Transparency Act requiring the gasoline and diesel industries to report price information, and has been investigating and reporting on Indigenous utilities regulation, all on top of usual and required regulatory work. The Commission is mostly still working from home, and under Chair and CEO Dave Morton, now under a matrix work environment.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: What is your background, and how did you end up at the Commission?
Viki Vourlis Fisher: I started my career in the private sector and was drawn to the public sector approximately twenty-three years ago. I worked in a variety of Ministries and one of the most rewarding positions I held was with the Ministry of Attorney General working in the criminal justice branch.
I was the manager of operations for the criminal justice branch, leading people and functions, facilities, and finance, in a judicial environment similar to the BCUC.