Under the Electoral Boundaries Commission Act, the Lieutenant Governor in Council must appoint the BC electoral Boundaries Commission consisting of:
- A judge or retired judge of the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal who is nominated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
- A person who is not a member of the Legislative Assembly or an employee of the government and who is nominated by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, after consultation with the Premier and the Leader of the Official Opposition, and
- The Chief Electoral Officer appointed under the Elections Act.
Justice Nitya Iyer, Supreme Court of British Columbia
Justice Nitya Iyer was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia inJune 2017. She started her legal career as a professor at the University of British Columbia’s faculty of law in 1990. In 1997, she was appointed to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. After her term there, she went on to private practice. Justice Iyer obtained bachelor of arts and law degrees from the University of Toronto. She has a master’s degree in law from Harvard University. She was a member of the Ontario, British Columbia and Yukon Bars. She was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of her volunteer work and was named Queen’s Counsel in 2016.
Linda Tynan, Local Government Management Consultant
Linda Tynan has an extensive background in local government management. She served as chief administrative officer for the District of Summerland and the Village of Nakusp and was the chief financial officer for the City of Nelson. She also held a senior management role with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Tynan is a former president of the Government Finance Officers Association of BC and CivicInfo BC and is a member of the Local Government Management Association and the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Anton Boegman, Chief Electoral Officer for the Province of British Columbia
Anton Boegman was appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer of British Columbia on June 1, 2018. A planning expert and acknowledged as innovative and passionate about elections, Boegman’s focus has been improving accessibility to voting and enhancing electoral services. Anton played a senior leadership role in the past five provincial general elections, four referenda and 11 provincial by-elections. Prior to joining Elections BC, Boegman served seven years as an officer with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was also part of the initial start-up administration at Royal Roads University and worked as a technology project manager and privately as a management consultant. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1988 with a bachelor of arts and obtained a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University in 2001. He is also a certified project management professional.