Board of Directors

LifeSciences BC is governed by a Board of Directors, whose members represent British Columbia’s biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, digital health and greater life sciences community. Our board provides guidance, sets policy and ensures that the organization operates effectively in achieving its mandate, which is to foster the economic development of B.C.’s life sciences industry.


Nancy Harrison 

Vice Chair

Ali Ardakani – Founder & Managing Director, Novateur Ventures Inc. 

Past Chair

James P. Hatton Q.C. – Partner, Technology Group, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP


Ian Heine – Partner, PwC




Robin Ciceri – President, The Research Universities’ Council of BC

Dr. Pieter Cullis – Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Doug Janzen – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Northview LifeSciences

Roger Kuypers – Partner Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Richard Osborn – Managing Partner TELUS Ventures

Scott Phillips – Founder & CEO, Starfish Medical Inc. 

Dr. Pascal Spothelfer – President & CEO, Genome BC

Dr. Gavin Stuart – Vice Provost Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. James Taylor – CEO, Precision Nanosystems Inc.

Observers to the Board

Joseph Garcia – Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Hector MacKay-Dunn, J.D. Q.C. – Senior Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP