Neil McInnes has been appointed to the permanent role of vice president, corporate development at Destination BC.
For the past year McInnes has served as acting vice president, corporate development during one of the industry’s most challenging times. He consistently demonstrated his strengths and capabilities while leading the comprehensive range of core corporate activities that comprise the five areas of responsibility of the corporate development division – corporate services, people and development, research and analytics, corporate communications, and corporate planning and information management.
During his tenure, McInnes has gained great respect from Destination BC’s board of directors, developed strong relationships with our colleagues in core government, negotiated important agreements with industry, and provided leadership to Destination BC staff. He most recently spearheaded Destination BC’s annual integrated corporate operations planning and budgeting process.
McInnes joined the corporation in early 2019 as Destination BC’s chief financial officer and was responsible for the financial oversight of the corporation, including financial reporting and policy, budgeting, forecasting, and corporate planning. He was also accountable for human resources, procurement and contracting, risk management, records management, and legal services. He leveraged his experience in finance to ensure the organization received smooth audits, delivered successful research projects, met recruitment targets, developed progressive corporate planning and ensured impactful corporate communications.
Prior to joining Destination BC, he held several senior management roles within the public sector. McInnes holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Away from work, he is passionate about enjoying B.C.’s outdoors with his young family.