Vancouver – March 3, 2021 – The BCCA Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) is honoured to announce the appointment of Christy Kerr to the position of Chair of its Board of Trustees. Christy has been serving as a Board Trustee for the EBT since 2013.
Co-founder and Director of Finance for Kerr Controls Inc., a leading building automation integration company serving clients throughout Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, Christy has helped guide the company’s 20-year growth with responsibility for finance, HR, and administration. The Kerr Controls team’s expertise is in making complex internet-connected buildings and mechanical devices operate flawlessly. That requires a flawless team, and Christy knows firsthand the importance of a great benefits program in the acquisition and retention of highly skilled talent.
A respected leader in the industry with experience in both the public and private sectors, Christy brings deep expertise in budgeting, financial management, change management, and adaptive communication. Christy holds a Diploma of Technology from BCIT in Business Administration and is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. She has served on the Governance Committee for the Builders Code, and Kerr Controls is an active supporter of the construction sector with memberships in ASTTBC, ASHRAE, VICA, and BCCA.
“I’m pleased to accept this position and grateful for the hard work of my predecessor, Richard Owen, who has guided us through the expansion of our offering in the last couple of years as well as the challenges of the pandemic”, comments Kerr. “The role of a good benefits program cannot be understated, and at BCCA Employee Benefit Trust, we are proud to help maintain the health and well-being of the essential construction workforce.”
As a non-profit benefits provider specializing in the unique needs of employers in the construction industry, it is essential that the EBT Board of Trustees represent construction companies from across British Columbia. Under Christy’s leadership, the Trustees are responsible for overseeing the activities of the EBT and ensuring its plans continue to provide the highest value for every dollar an employer invests.