Women On Board

Director Profile

Denise Turner ICD.D

Principal Bravura Business Solutions Inc.

Board Value Proposition: 

Visionary Leadership & Organizational Transformation

  • As a founding director of BC Provincial Health Services Authority ($1.7B budget, 10,000+ employees), played key role in initial formation of board governance, management oversight, and strategic planning frameworks.
  • As Vice-Chair, helped oversee creation and development of entirely new, complex organization comprised of eight major provincial agencies: BC Cancer Agency, BC Children’s Hospital, BC Center for Disease Control, BC Women’s Hospital, BC Transplant Agency, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, BC Renal Services Agency, and Cardiac Services BC.
  • As Chair, Community Living BC ($700M budget, 500 employees, 3,200 independent service provider contractors), led Board and senior management team through period of transformative change involving board governance and management oversight practices. Provided vision and leadership to facilitate organization’s evolution to a crown corporation where sensitivities required of a social service delivery organization are balanced against firmly entrenched corporate best practices, and a culture of innovation, excellence, and resiliency.

Strategic Planning, Oversight, and Innovation

  • As co-principal of IAT Group, structured and negotiated first participating land lease with a US airport landlord (McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas), which assisted in aligning policymaker’s interests with our business; this transaction went on to become Clark County’s (Nevada) preferred model for all future land lease transactions.
  • Was a member of Chaired Provincial Health Services Authority/BC Cancer Agency Board’s committee that examined and recommended a business model which drove BCCA to full integration of clinical and research operations, a strategic objective considered a defining characteristic of BCCA and unique among global leaders in the fight to cure cancer.

Industry Experience: 

  • Banks
  • Regional Banks
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Operating Companies
  • Specialized REITs

International Experience: 

  • Canada
  • United States

Board Experience:

Corporate Boards:

DIRTT Environmental Solutions 2015 to Present
Audit Commitee
Governance Committee
Musqueam Capital Corporation 2013 to Present
Chair, Finance and Audit Committee
Surrey City Development Corp. 2013 to Present
Finance and Audit Committee
Community Living BC 2010 to 2015
Chair
Finance and Audit Committee
Governance and HR Committee
Quality and Service Committee
Discovery Parks 2013 to 2014
Audit Committee
Provincial Health Services Authority (BC) 2002 to 2010
Vice Chair
Finance Committee
Audit Committee
Chair, Research Committee
IAT Management Inc. 1995 to 2005
Member
IAT Management Corp. (US) 1995 to 2003
Member

Additional Boards:

Vancouver Board of Trade 2012 to Present
Community Affairs Committee
Emily Carr University of Art and Design 2014 to 2015
Audit and Finance Committee
Child and Family Research Institute 2010 to 2014
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
Finance and Audit Committee
YWCA Vancouver 2004 to 2010
Chair
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
HR and Compensation Committee
Finance, Audit and Investment Committee
BC Aviation Council 1997 to 2000
Vice Chair
Finance Committee
Executive Committee

Biography: 

Bravura Business Solutions Inc. 2013 to Present
Principal
TitanStar Group of Companies 2005 to 2013
Executive Vice President and Secretary
IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund 1995 to 2005
Vice President and Corporate Secretary
IAT Group of Companies 1995 to 2005
Vice President Finance and General Manager
Vice President and Corporate Secretary, International Aviation Terminals Inc.
North American Trust Company 1987 to 1995
Manager, Business Lending
Regional Manager, Credit and Administration

Education: 

ICD.D, Institute of Corporate Directors, 2012