LINE ROBERT- CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Line has been a member of the Trust management team since 2010. As the Chief Executive Officer, she is responsible for all aspects of management of the $50 million economic trust including financial oversight, operations, strategic planning, program development, performance monitoring and reporting, as well as Board, government and stakeholder relations.

A law graduate of the Université de Montreal, she began her career as a crown prosecutor in Montreal. For over 25 years, she has worked in various capacities providing strategic advice and support to government, business and non profits. An entrepreneur for more than 15 years, she has been a managing partner in a forestry consulting firm and principal of a business consultancy providing services across Canada.

Line has had the privilege of living and working in a number of small communities in the BC interior and on Vancouver Island and has been actively involved as a director, coach and volunteer for several youth, sport and community based non-profit initiatives. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Pacific Sport Vancouver Island, is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Vancouver Island University School of Business and on the Executive Committee of the Vancouver Island and Coast Economic Developer’s Association (VICEDA).

“I am committed to working with our communities to make Vancouver Island the best place to live and do business.  To me, that also means a place with ample opportunities for the next generation, so that our youth can stay and thrive or come back home to build their careers and families once they are ready to do so”. 

 

DENICE REGNIER - PROJECT AND CORPORATE ADMINISTRATOR

Denice Regnier is ICET’s Corporate and Project Administrator, which means that she has a role to play in almost every aspect of the Trust’s operations. She has been a valuable member of the Trust administration team since 2008. She is responsible for the coordination of Board and Committee activities in addition to all corporate administration.  She is the first point of contact for applicants and stakeholders and provides one-on-one support from the application process through implementation and reimbursement. 

Denice is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, a diploma in Community Work and Development as well as a certificate in Policy and Governance from the University of Victoria. She has extensive experience in the administration of organizations and projects, including work at a large public interest environmental law organization. She has served as director and has been involved with a number of education and arts related organizations in the Comox Valley.

“I truly enjoy working with the dedicated people who are intent on strengthening their communities. It is the passion of these local people- often volunteers- who vision, plan and develop ICET funded projects that is the most rewarding aspect of my work”.

DONNA CLOUTIER - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Donna Cloutier joined the Island Coastal Economic Trust as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. As the CFO, Donna is responsible for the overall financial management of the organization, including budgeting, reporting and transparency, monitoring investments as well as long range financial planning.

Donna is a Chartered Accountant with a diverse financial and business background. She has worked as the financial comptroller of a publicly traded company and is currently a partner with Pateman, Cloutier and Mathews Chartered Accountants. She is also a managing partner in The Joint Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre. Prior to becoming a Chartered Accountant, Donna was a meteorological technician with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Donna is very active on a number of non profit organizations in the Comox Valley including the North Island College Foundation, Courtenay Rotary Club and Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and makes the most of the active outdoor lifestyle afforded by the Comox Valley.

JUDITH E. MARRIOTT - CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTJudith Marriott

Judith provides accounting services to the Trust and is responsible for preparing monthly financial statements and bank reconciliations, processing payables and reviewing other documentation as requested by management.

Judith was born on Vancouver Island.  She graduated from UBC with a B.Comm (honours) in 1985, interned at an international accounting firm in Vancouver and obtained her Chartered Accounting designation in 1988.

In 1992 she began teaching at North Island College in the Business Program and, during her years at NIC, developed many of the accounting, taxation and auditing courses in the program. In 2001, Judith formed a CA partnership which continued until 2005 when it was merged with another firm.  Since 2006 she has been working as an education consultant and as a controller for four companies.  In addition, she provides contract accounting services with Pateman, Cloutier and Mathews and continues to teach on a sessional basis with North Island College. 

JAMIE VANN STRUTH - CONSULTING ECONOMIST

Jamie has been providing economic analysis services to the Trust since 2007. These include ongoing analysis and reporting of regional economic conditions,  including the Economic Indicators section of the ICET website, analysis of ICET’s operations metrics and economic impacts for the annual report and economic impact assessments of project funding applications as part of the due diligence process.

Jamie is a professional economist who has been consulting since 1998 and specializes in economic development, economic impact analysis and municipal financial sustainability. He regularly works with communities in the ICET region and throughout British Columbia, interpreting economic trends, identifying investment targets and preparing economic development strategies.

Jamie is a native of very small-town Manitoba and has economics degrees from the University of Manitoba and Simon Fraser University. He is a member of multiple professional economics and economic development associations at the national and provincial level and is an occasional faculty member in the School of Business at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). He is also a regular instructor on research methods at the Western Economic Development Course.

 

 

 

 

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)
50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together
$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated
2,600
post completion jobs created
$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested
$230
million leveraged into the region
$49.1
million disbursed
$50.9
million committed
185
economic development projects
150
projects completed
36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities
50+
communities with ICET projects

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