OBPB Meetings

Kevin Alexander Murdoch (Board Chair)

Kevin Murdoch is currently serving as Mayor of Oak Bay after being elected in 2018. He previously served on the Oak Bay Council since 2011.  Mayor Murdoch is self-employed in Consulting Services – IT Security / Networking, and the Owner / Manager of Fairway Vision Incorporated. Previously, he was a Line of Business Manager – Networks, Security, and IP Communication for Compugen.  Active in his community, Mr. Murdoch is currently Board Chair for the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association and Alternate Director / Director for the Capital Regional District.  Previously he served as Board Chair for the Greater Victoria Public Library.

Christine Hall
Dr. Christine Hall, MD MSc FRCPC, is a practising emergency medicine specialist and the Executive Medical Director in Island Health. Dr. Hall has served as the Chief of Staff for Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals, was the Medical Director of Clinical Operations for the Royal Jubilee and a Medical Director in Medical Affairs for Island Health. Her research interest in Excited Delirium and police use of force dates back to her residency. She was appointed to the Expert Panel on the Medical and Physiological Impacts of Conducted Energy Weapons in Canada in 2012 and has been sought as an expert witness in many formal investigations in Canada, the United States and Australia. Dr. Hall continues to publish in peer-reviewed journals and participate in ongoing research initiatives.

Mary Louise Kelly

Mary Kelly is a professional counsellor with over 21 years of experience. She is presently a District School Counsellor for the Greater Victoria School District 61. Previously, she was a school counsellor for Colquitz Middle School, Sooke School District 62 and a Junior Science and Physical Education Teacher for Sooke School District. Ms. Kelly is the co-Chair of the local chapter of the BC Association of School Counsellors and a member of the Oak Bay Municipality Child and Youth Committee. She holds a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology both from the University of Victoria. She also has a Professional Teaching Certificate from Simon Fraser University.

Blair Irvine Littler
Since May 2002, Mr. Littler has been the Vice President of the Research Universities Council of British Columbia (RUCBC) as well as the CEO of the University Public Sector Employers’ Association (UPSEA). RUCBC works with and on behalf of its members (UBC. SFU. UVIC. UNBC. RRU. and TRU) to improve the quality, accessibility and coordination of university education in British Columbia. The Council provides a single voice on behalf of the six major universities on public policy issues including funding, research and accountability. RUCBC is funded by member universities. UPSEA is responsible for the coordination of human resource and labour relations policies and practices among the six-member universities. Blair holds a BA (Economics) from the University of Victoria and an MBA (Finance) from Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business.

Wendy Maxine Zink
Wendy Zink is an experienced community planner and developer with recognized experience in social planning, housing, and community development. She is currently a sole practitioner and consultant for Bazink Solutions. Previously, Ms. Zink was the vice-president for Bazink Solutions Inc. and a general manager for JANI-KING Vancouver Island. She has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors across western Canada and brings a pragmatic approach to her work. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Ms. Zink worked for the City of Victoria for sixteen years as a social planner. Active within her community, Ms. Zink has been actively involved in community affairs including the YMCA-YWCA (nationally and locally), Our Place Society, and the Housing Impact Council of the United Way. She is currently a Director of the Oasis Society for Spiritual Health. Ms. Zink holds her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Winnipeg and her Masters of Environmental Design from the University of Calgary.

Mandate/Terms of Reference

Pursuant to the British Columbia Police Act, the Police Board is mandated to provide civilian oversight to the Police Department.  The Board develops the annual budget, appoints the Chief Constable and is responsible for the establishment of standards, guidelines and policies for the administration of the Department.  The Board also deals with public complaints and internal labour relations issues.

Public appointments to the Board are limited to a maximum term of 6 years, and appointees require a balance of financial, labour relations, legal and general management expertise, along with well-developed analytical skills and judgment.


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