Current and Past Presidents of the Association of BC Forest Professionals


The British Columbia Foresters Act was given Royal assent in the BC Legislature on April 3, 1947. The first council of the association was named in the Foresters Act and met for the first time on April 14, 1947. The first annual general meeting of the association was held on January 8, 1949 under President F.D. Mulholland, RPF.
The Foresters Act was repealed on Feb. 5, 2021, when regulations to fully implement the Professional Governance Act (PGA) came into effect.

President Year Council
Frederick D. Mullholland, RPF April 1947–1949 1st
Chauncey D. Orchard, RPF 1949–1950 2nd
George Samuel Allen, RPF 1950–1951 3rd
H.G. McWilliams, RPF 1951–1952 4th
Ross R. Douglas, RPF 1952–1953 5th
Walter G. Hughes, RPF 1953–1954 6th
Ian Treherne Cameron, RPF 1954–1955 7th
John F. Jacobsen, RPF 1955–1956 8th
K. C. McCannel, RPF 1956–1957 9th
H. M. Pogue, RPF 1957–1958 10th
Charles Burton Dunham, RPF 1958–1959 11th
William Hall, RPF 1959–1960 12th
John S. Stokes, RPF 1960–1961 13th
Thomas G. Wright, RPF 1961–1962 14th
Eric W. Robinson, RPF 1962–1963 15th
Lawrence Alex de Grace, RPF 1963–1964 16th
Ray R. LeJeune, RPF 1964–1965 17th
Robert S. Wood, RPF 1965–1966 18th
W. Edw. L. Young, RPF 1966–1967 19th
Donald W. Smith, RPF 1967–1968 20th
Robert E. Breadon, RPF 1968–1969 21st
W. Gerald Burch, RPF 1969–1970 22nd
Marc W. Gormely, RPF 1970–1971 23rd
Alan Moss, RPF 1971–1972 24th
H. Kenneth Williams, RPF 1972–1973 25th
G. Vernon Wellburn, RPF 1973–1974 26th
A. Bookman Anderson, RPF 1974–1975 27th
E Hugh Lyons, RPF 1975–1976 28th
Charles M. Johnson, RPF 1976–1977 29th
Charles Harry Gairns, RPF, PEng 1977–1978 30th
John Walters, RPF 1978–1979 31st
A.H.V. (Bill) Backman, RPF 1979–1980 32nd
L. Gary Kenwood, RPF 1980–1981 33rd
Jack W. Toovey, RPF 1981–1982 34th
W. Allen (Allen) Hopwood, RPF 1982–1983 35th
Peter Ackhurst, RPF 1983–1984 36th
William (Bill) E. Dumont, RPF 1984–1985 37th
Randall L. Chan, RPF 1985–1986 38th
Brian W. McCloy, RPF 1986–1987 39th
Lowell A. Johnson, RPF 1987–1988 40th
Philip F.C. Van Mol, RPF 1988–1989 41st
J. Brian Zak , RPF 1989–1999 42nd
J. Norman Godfrey, RPF 1990–1991 43rd
Kelly R. McCloskey, RPF 1991–1992 44th
R. Alan (Al) Gorley, RPF 1992–1993 45th
Janna W. Kumi, RPF 1993–1994 46th
David J. Raven, RPF 1994–1995 47th
D. Bruce McLean, RPF 1995–1996 48th
Gregory R. Templeman, RPF 1996–1997 49th
Henry J. Benskin, RPF 1997–1998 50th
Jane L. Perry, RPF 1998–1999 51st
Nick Arkle, RPF 1999–2000 52nd
Brian M. Robinison, RPF 2000–2001 53rd
Michael Dean Larock, RPF 2001–2002 54th
William J. Warner, RPF 2002–2003 55th
Peter K. Marshall. PhD, RPF 2003–2004 56th
Richard B. Sommer, RPF 2004–2005 57th
Randall P. Trerise, RPF 2005–2006 58th
Robert E. (Bob) Craven, RPF 2006–2007 59th
Paul Knowles, RPF 2007–2008 60th
Allan Balogh, RPF 2008–2009 61st
Jonathan Lok, RFT 2009–2010 62nd
Richard A.L. (Rick) Brouwer, RPF 2010–2011 63th
Ian Thomas Emery, RFT 2011–2012 64th
Stephen W. Lorimer, RPF 2012–2013 65th
Christine Dawn Gelowitz, RPF 2013–2014 66th
Daniel M. Graham, LLB, RPF 2014–2015 67th
Jonathan Lok, RFT 2015–2016 68th
Christopher J. Stagg, RPF 2016–2017 69th
Mauro D. Calabrese, RPF, RPBio 2017–2018 70th
Robin M. Modesto, RPF, PEng 2018–2019 71st
Morgan Kennah, RPF 2019-2020  72nd
Trevor Swan, RPF, LLB  2020-2021   73rd
Trevor Joyce, RPF 2021-2022  74th 

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