Meet our team of professionals representing your interests

Chris Atchison - President

Chris has many years of expertise working collaboratively across the province, ensuring optimal program results for employers, participants, communities, and funders. Chris brings to BCCA a wealth of experience, including 9 years as Chief Operating Officer at ASPECT and more than 15 years as a workforce development strategist for organizations and communities throughout BC.

In addition to his work credentials, Chris holds an International Relations Degree from UBC and a Shipping and Marine Operations Diploma from BCIT, is Past President of the Victoria Minor Hockey Association and Past Chairman of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. Plus in his “spare time”, he also manages to be Head Coach of the South Island Royals (Bantam “AA” Female).

Chris has big-picture growth in mind as he continues to build strong external relationships and modernize operational thinking and processes. 

Lisa Stevens - Chief Operating Officer

A career marketer and community engagement strategist, Lisa has held senior leadership roles in both public and private sectors. As a Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sony Music in New York City, Lisa developed global campaigns for some of the world’s most renowned recording artists. Returning to Victoria to lead marketing and business development at the global e-commerce marketplace AbeBooks, Lisa was part of the management team that successfully negotiated an acquisition by the online retail giant Amazon. To develop her BC business networks, Lisa next became Executive Director of ActNow BC at the time of the 2010 Olympic Games, leveraging that success into a rewarding post-Games run as a management consultant with an emphasis on community engagement and brand strategy.

In her spare time, Lisa boot-strapped a tech start-up into a profitable business, which is now run by her teenage daughters. Lisa was born and raised in Victoria and is a graduate of The University of Victoria. 

Warren Perks - Vice President, Director of Industry Practices

Warren Perks leads the BCCA and integrated groups as VP and Director of Industry Practices, promoting the adoption of standards and practices for the BC construction sector on numerous matters. Starting out as a draftsperson and working extensively as a construction project manager in Alberta and British Columbia, Warren brings hands-on experience and understanding on numerous construction sector issues.

Warren is a significant player in the development and implementation of online bidding, and continues to influence the evolution of building regulation, standard documents and construction practices. Through the Public Construction Council, numerous Standards and Practices Committees and his ongoing administration of the BCCA’s BidCentral online tendering services for public construction projects, he is focused on establishing strong processes which reflect industry needs and practices while maximizing the return on investment.

Jackie Knutson - Accounting & Finance Manager

Jackie Knutson is the BCCA’s financial leader with big-picture thinking in mind. A Certified General Accountant and skilled puzzle solver in charge of budgeting, reporting and forecasting, Jackie fits the pieces of the big picture together. Jackie brings together precision, business sense, and a deep understanding of the complexities of Association management and government funding, carried by her passion for action on industry issues and the mandate of the Skilled Trades Employment Program.

Jackie believes it is important to experience as many elements related to your chosen career as you can, then focus and work hard towards your goals.



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