Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance Call for Lay Committee Member Positions

The Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance provides oversight to five regulatory bodies governing professions in the built and natural environment (Foresters, Agrologists, Engineers and Geoscientists, Biologists, and Applied Science Technicians and Technologists).  We were established in June 2019 under the Professional Governance Act

The PGA requires regulatory body councils and statutory committees to have lay or public representation.  We are committed to supporting the recruitment of British Columbians representing diverse backgrounds to serve as lay members on regulatory body councils and committees.  As such, from time to time, I will be sending out notices of recruitment opportunities such as the one outlined below.  I would appreciate it if you would circulate this opportunity to your networks.  I am interested in learning more about your networks and other ways we can raise awareness of these recruitment opportunities.  Please feel free to get in touch to share your thoughts. 

Notice of Position

notice of position has been posted for up to 20 lay committee positions across all five regulatory bodies to serve on one of five statutory committees: 

  • Nominating Committee
  • Credentials Committee
  • Audit and Practice Review Committee
  • Investigations Committee
  • Discipline Committee. 

In carrying out its work, a committee operates within the mandate of the Professional Governance Act, its regulations, and a regulatory body’s bylaws and governance policies.

Each statutory committee must have at least one lay member, defined as a person who is not a member of the regulatory body.  Lay committee members play an important role in bringing outside perspectives to the work and decisions of the committees.   A lay member must participate at every meeting, proceeding, or hearing of the committee.  More than one lay member may be sought for each committee to ensure this quorum requirement can be met.

Lay committee members must not be registrants of the regulatory body they serve and should be free of actual and perceived conflicts of interest in their role.  Regulatory bodies are interested in candidates that have demonstrated skills in strategic leadership, community service, communication, and governance, as well as specific skills and experience relevant to the responsibilities of a committee.    

Please refer to an individual regulatory body’s website for more information about their lay committee member appointment process, including options to directly apply to a regulatory body.

To learn more about professional governance and the Professional Governance Act visit