Liisa O’Hara has had a diverse career in business and industry oversight, most recently, serving as Commissioner to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for 10 years.
As BCUC commissioner, Liisa participated in oversight of the province’s natural gas and electricity utilities, the regulation of rates, and the development of new facilities. As commissioner, she also developed a strong interest in clean energy solutions. During her 30-year career, Liisa worked in the airline industry and was a senior oil pipeline executive with finance, corporate and regulatory responsibilities. Her regulatory and policy expertise spans both Canadian federal and provincial jurisdictions.
Liisa was appointed to British Columbia’s Property Assessment Appeal Board in February 2016. She serves on the board of the West Vancouver Community Foundation and is a director of Encorp Pacific, serving on its Audit and Governance Committee. O’Hara also served as Executive-in-Residence for the Sauder School of Business from 2004 to 2008. Liisa has a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and a Certified General Accounting (CPA) designation. She is also a graduate of the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors.