Shannon Baskerville

Shannon Baskerville, Vice Chair

Shannon Baskerville was appointed as Deputy Minister of Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training in July, 2017.

In September 2013, Shannon was appointed as Deputy Minister, International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism. The Ministry was accountable for the acceleration of direct foreign investment attraction and increased trade with our priority markets; international trade missions; international and internal trade agreements such as the BC softwood lumber agreement, Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); export market development and the investment and venture capital programs. The Ministry was also responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy, and the promotion of multiculturalism and initiatives to eliminate racism. 

Shannon has over 20 years of strategic policy and operational experience in senior management and executive roles with the government of British Columbia.  Examples of key strategic government initiatives led by Shannon include: the Asia Pacific, WorkBC and Skills for Growth initiatives; the BC Ports Strategy which received the Gold Medal of Merit by the Association of Canadian Port Authorities; and, as lead negotiator, achieving full labour mobility across Canada under the Agreement on Internal Trade.

Shannon holds a Masters in Public Administration, a Certificate in Project Management, and an Executive Program Certificate from Queen’s University.  Shannon currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband and two children.  Shannon is an avid skier, and enjoys exploring the mountains and outdoors of British Columbia with her family.