(private sector Director)
Helen R. del Val practised business law with a focus on regulated industries, primarily financial services and telecommunications.
She has served as a member of the audit committees of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and of the federal Department of Justice. She was Chair of BC’s Financial Institutions Commission (now BC Financial Services Authority). She has served on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as the commissioner representing the BC and Yukon regions, and taught telecommunications regulation internationally. She also chaired BC’s Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board, and served on BC’s Health Professions Review Board and Financial Services Tribunal.
Committed to community service, she is a former President of the British Columbia Council of Administrative Tribunals, a former director of the Justice Education Society of BC and of various community organizations, including Vancouver’s Chinese Cultural Centre and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, she moved to Canada at age 15. She attended the University of British Columbia and was awarded the University Medal for graduating with the highest standing in UBC’s Arts Faculty.
She is an accredited mediator, an Institute-certified director (ICD.D) and a retired member of the Law Society of BC.