APF Canada Appoints Doug Horswill and Hugh Stephens to Newly Established Executive-in-Residence Program

Vancouver, BC – March 1, 2012 - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada today announced the appointment of Doug Horswill, Senior Vice President of Teck Resources, and Hugh Stephens, Principal of Trans-Pacific Connections, as Executives-in-Residence of the Foundation.

“We are honored to welcome Doug Horswill and Hugh Stephens who have had distinguished careers in business and public service around the world, and especially in Asia,” said APF Canada President and CEO Yuen Pau Woo. “They have both been long-time friends of the Foundation and supporters of our mission through their work. We are delighted to have them join us as our first Executives-in-Residence.”

Executives in Residence are industry leaders with experience and knowledge on Asia who will provide thought leadership through research, events and activities with the Foundation.

Doug Horswill is Senior Vice President of Teck Resources Limited with responsibility for the development of the company’s Zinc and Health program, as well as external initiatives related to water and Asia. He joined Cominco Ltd. as Vice President, Environment and Corporate Affairs in September 1992 and was appointed Senior Vice President, Environment and Corporate Affairs for Teck Cominco Ltd. in January 2002 and Senior Vice President, Sustainability and External Affairs, Teck in August 2008. He stepped down from this role in January 2012 to begin a staged process towards retirement. Prior to joining Teck, Mr. Horswill spent almost 20 years in the Public Service, culminating in the positions of Deputy Minister of Finance and Corporate Relations and Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for British Columbia.

Hugh Stephens has more than 35 years of government and business experience in the Asia-Pacific region. Before returning to Canada in December 2009, he served as Senior Vice President, Public Policy (Asia Pacific) for Time Warner, based at the company’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong, and continues to serve as an advisor to the company. Prior to joining Time Warner in January 2001, Mr. Stephens spent 28 years with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), including postings to 5 Canadian missions in Asia. His final assignment was as Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy and Communications at DFAIT. Mr. Stephens has served on the Executive Committee of the Boards of the US National Center for APEC and the US-Korea Business Council. He is currently on the Board of the Victoria chapter of the Canadian International Council and is a member of the Canadian Intellectual Property Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation is an independent resource for Canadians on contemporary Asia and Canada-Asia relations. As a national not-for-profit organization established by an Act of the Federal Parliament in 1984, the Foundation brings together people and knowledge to provide the most current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Asia and on Canada's transpacific relations. It promotes dialogue on economic, security, political and social issues, helping to inform public policy, the Canadian public and Canada’s Asia practitioners. The Foundation is funded principally through an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: 604-630-1540
Email: trang.nguyen@asiapacific.ca

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