Appointments in the Public Sector

There are close to 250 public sector organizations to which the provincial government makes appointments. The definition of a public sector employer or organization also includes any of the bodies established by the government through legislation (such as the Public Sector Employers Act), on an interim basis to perform arbitration, regulation or similar functions. The full list of public sector organizations that the provincial government makes appointments to can be accessed through the Directory of Agencies.

The Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO) is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the boards of directors of public sector organizations in B.C. are representative of the diverse population served and are made up of the most qualified people our province has to offer
  • Following an open, consistent, diverse, merit-based and transparent public appointment process
  • Ensuring appointees receive basic orientation that focuses on the ethical code of conduct in a public sector governance setting

A description of the types of public sector organizations, responsibilities of board appointees and code of conduct can be found in the Best Practice Guidelines for Board Appointees to British Columbia’s Public Sector Organizations (PDF).

Public Sector Board Directory & Recent Appointments

Government appointees are expected to meet high standards of conduct which enhance and maintain public confidence in the operation of B.C.’s public agencies, boards and commissions. They must act to instil public confidence in their actions and decisions. Read more about general conduct principles for public appointees.

CABRO maintains a Directory of Agencies composed of board information, current members and biographies. 

Appointments made through Orders in Council or Ministers’ Orders can be accessed at BC Laws.


Serving on public sector organizations is largely a volunteer commitment in a form of public service. All positions cover out of pocket expense reimbursement in adherence with the applicable Treasury Board Directive or with the public sector organization’s travel policy. A small number of public sector organizations offer minimal remuneration in accordance with applicable legislation. Some appointed positions are full-time jobs, such as a portion of administrative tribunal posts.

Treasury Board Directives set the classification structures and maximum remuneration ranges based on the complexity of the public sector organization. They also address other matters such as expense reimbursement and public disclosure of paid remuneration and expenses.

These directives set transparent and comprehensive remuneration guidelines for appointees to ministry and Crown agency boards, administrative tribunals and regulatory boards:

The Appointee Remuneration Committee oversees the remuneration provided to all public sector appointees.