Board of Directors
Sport BC is governed by a board of directors consisting of 6 board members with extensive sport and/or professional backgrounds.
The slate as listed below was voted in at Sport BC’s Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2013.
Board of Directors – Bios
Denise Coutts, Chair
Denise Coutts was born and raised in the Okanagan where she developed her passion for sport. Growing up she ‘played everything’ and took her passion to UBC where she earned a Bachelor of Physical Education and Masters in Sport Administration and Program Planning. Denise worked in the Sport BC building for 17 years, first as the Program Coordinator at Basketball BC and then as the Executive Directors for Squash BC, Badminton BC and BC Disability Sports. She served as the ED of the Richmond Youth Service Agency and Minerva Foundation for BC Women and is presently the ED of Pacific Parklands Foundation. With all of the organizations she has worked or volunteered with she has led each through significant change and renewal processes; building infrastructure, capacity and sustainability. Denise has more than 25 years of provincial, national and international sport, multi-sport and Games experience as a player and coach, and volunteer and administrator.
Brock Turner, Vice Chair
Brock brings his continuing experience and passion for Sport BC in running for a second term on the Board. Brock is currently the Business Development Manager for Speedminton Canada, developing the new game on the performance sport side. He is also working with BC Archery in an association management capacity and has previously been a professional coach, volunteer coach, official and volunteer for various sports over the past 20 years.
Carey Dillen, Finance & Audit Committee
Carey joined Sport BC’s board from VANOC where she was the Vice-President Finance & Comptroller for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Carey previously worked with Mountain Equipment Co-op as Controller & Special Projects and also held the position of Senior Manager with KPMG LLP. Carey’s passion for sport is evident in her years spent coaching elementary and junior high school basketball as well as holding a certification in personal training and participating in competitive dance.
Heather is the Director of the North Vancouver Recreation Commission, and previously worked for the City of Regina, Saskatchewan for 26 years in progressively senior positions, culminating in the position of General Manager of Community & Leisure Services. Heather has served as President of BC Diving since September 2005 and is a previous competitive diver herself. She has served in all capacities with numerous boards including Canadian Parks & Rec Association, Saskatchewan Rec Society, Regina Highland Dancing Association and Sask Diving.
Former BC Gymnastics Executive Director, Kimberly brings her experience in sport tourism, economic development and specialization in organizational management to Sport BC. Her can-do attitude and commitment to the organization’s success have been vital to the board. Previous accomplishments include initiating the Women in Coaching Program for the 1994 Commonwealth Games, vice-president of the Coaching Association of BC and BC Games and the Alberta Women’s alpine ski coach for the Nova Scotia Canada Winter Games.
Debbie has long been an advocate of sport and recreation and has worked to provide opportunities to athletes, coaches and volunteer leaders throughout her 25 year career in sport. She is currently the Managing Director of Player Development for British Columbia Golf where she helped to create the player development division, the first in Canada for a provincial golf association. Debbie also spearheaded the creation of a province-wide elementary school golf program, introducing 52,000 children to the sport of golf. In her previous position as the Executive Director of the BC Ladies Golf Association, Debbie assisted with the amalgamation process of the BC Golf Association (BCGA) and the BC Ladies Golf Association (BCLGA), to create one unified voice of 70,000 members. Debbie currently serves on the ProMOTION Plus Board of Directors as the Past Chair and has been involved in other provincial associations for sport and recreation over the years. She brings with her the commitment to help create and enhance services to the sporting community of BC.