Appointment to the Board of Directors of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Vancouver, BC – June 24, 2013 - The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada announced the appointment of Kevin Falcon and Kevin Lynch to the Board of Directors.

“We are privileged to have two outstanding Canadians with a rich record of public service join our Board,” said Dr. John McArthur, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Dr. Lynch and Mr. Falcon bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in public policy and business, which will be a great asset to the work of the Foundation.”

The Honourable Kevin G. Lynch, P.C., O.C., PH.D, LL.D is Vice Chairman of BMO Financial Group. Dr. Lynch is a distinguished former public servant with 33 years of service with the Government of Canada, serving as Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service of Canada as well as Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister of Industry and Canada’s Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund. Dr. Lynch is Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo and Chair of the Canadian Ditchley Foundation, and serves on several other boards. Dr. Lynch earned his BA from Mount Allison University, his Masters in Economics from the University of Manchester and a doctorate in Economics from McMaster University.

Mr. Falcon is British Columbia’s former Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance. Mr. Falcon served for twelve years in various senior cabinet positions in the BC government including Minister of State for Deregulation, Minister of Transportation, and Minister of Health. Mr. Falcon is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for his significant contributions to British Columbia and Canada. Prior to his public career, Falcon was Vice President of Northwest Investment Properties and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and his real estate education from the University of British Columbia. He currently serves as Executive Vice-President with Anthem Capital based in Vancouver, BC.

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About APF Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is an independent, not-for-profit think tank on Canada’s relations with Asia. We bring together people and knowledge to provide current and comprehensive research, analysis and information on Canada's transpacific relations.

For additional information, please contact:

Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: 604-630-1540

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