Wendy Hurlburt, President & CEO

Wendy Hurlburt, a passionate global executive with more than 25 years of experience in the Life Sciences and Technology sectors, is the President & CEO of LifeSciences BC.  Wendy has held leadership positions in Johnson & Johnson, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and Lexmark International where she provided strategic leadership across Finance, Business Development, Operations, IT, Privacy, Compliance, Regulatory, Quality and Risk Management.  Her global experience includes leadership roles across Canada, the United States, Europe and South Asia.

Wendy has a BA in Finance & Economics from Western University Ontario, an MBA from Queen’s University, a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the Sauder School of Executive Education and is a certified Privacy Professional (CIPP).  Wendy serves on the Clinical Trials BC Advisory Board, the External Advisory Committee of the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Science and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Government, Budget and Finance Committee.  Previously Wendy served on the Board of the Centre for Research and Drug Discovery (adMare BioInnovations) and chaired CDRD’s Finance & Audit Committee, co-Chaired of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Vancouver Chapter and was on the GVBOT Women’s Leadership Council, most recently serving as the WLC Policy Chair. 

 For more career information please visit Wendy’s LinkedIn page here.

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William Burrows, Director, Business Operations and Programs

William is a corporate and entrepreneurial operations professional with twenty years of experience in business planning, supply chain, systems, policy & process design, and administration & facilities mgmt from the healthcare and natural foods industries where he held leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and with two startup companies.  William has a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from University of British Columbia.   For more career information please visit William’s LinkedIn page here.

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Ryan Butt, Director, Partnerships and Events

Ryan joined LifeSciences BC in May 2017 and is responsible for all event management and outreach to our life science community in BC. He brings over 16 years of event planning experience with a focus on high quality and innovative events. Previously, Ryan has managed events for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, SOS Children’s Village BC, Canadian Cancer Society and the House of Commons. For more biographical information, please visit Ryan’s LinkedIn page here.
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Peter McLoughlin , Manager, Partnerships & Membership

For more career information please visit Peter’s LinkedIn page here.

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Talent – Job Board Support:

Sue Callaghan, Events & Project Coordinator

Sue Callaghan joined LifeSciences BC in October 2019 and is managing LSBC’s job board and in partnership with BioTalent Canada is promoting their wage subsidy programs and talent initiatives. She brings over 20 years experience working in the life sciences sector. Previously she has been a recruiter for Select Medical Connections, a product manager at Siemens Medical Canada and a nuclear medicine technologist at Ottawa Civic Hospital. For more biographical information, please visit Sue’s LinkedIn page here

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