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InBC appoints Jill Earthy as new CEO

Reporting to the Board of Directors, Earthy’s immediate priorities will include advancing the operational readiness of InBC and the appointment of the Chief Investment Officer.

December 2, 2021  by CM Staff

VANCOUVER — Jill Earthy has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of InBC Investment Corp. (InBC), a newly created Crown corporation responsible for a $500-million strategic investment fund that will help B.C.-based businesses grow and diversify the economy.

“InBC is vital to stimulating innovation in B.C., creating family-supporting jobs, and building a resilient and sustainable economy that works for everyone,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. “Jill is an accomplished leader in the investment, community and social sectors, and I’m confident that her experience in mentoring young women and future entrepreneurs will lead to meaningful partnerships with potential investors, businesses and communities, while establishing B.C. as a location of choice for investment and as a globally competitive low-carbon jurisdiction.”

Earthy will assume her new role effective mid-December. She has a diverse background in entrepreneurial leadership and supporting women-led businesses.

“I am incredibly excited to be joining InBC as the CEO and look forward to achieving its mandate to position British Columbia as a front-runner in the innovation economy,” said Earthy. “InBC’s vision to create a world-class, sustainable and inclusive economic recovery for the province is inspiring and I am excited to have the opportunity to support B.C. businesses and entrepreneurs through this innovative new fund.”

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Earthy is currently the Chief Executive Officer of WeBC (formerly Women’s Enterprise Centre) and former Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr. She also serves on the boards of Sustainable Development Technology Canada and The Forum (formerly the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs).

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to welcome Jill to InBC. She brings a wealth of experience as an influential organizational leader with proven success in building strong relationships with stakeholder groups,” said Christine Bergeron, board chair, InBC. “Her passion for empowering entrepreneurs coupled with her inspirational, visionary and compelling track record of supporting and helping new businesses grow will be a tremendous asset to InBC and the Province of B.C.”

Reporting to the Board of Directors, Earthy’s immediate priorities will include advancing the operational readiness of InBC and the appointment of the Chief Investment Officer and other key positions.

The announcement follows a comprehensive recruitment search over the last few months.


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