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Plus, new beginnings for a Victoria CEO, and Peloton Technologies looks back on 2023.
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Briefing. In this issue, read about a change of leadership at the South Island Prosperity Partnership, nominations for the BC Cleantech Awards, Peloton Technologies’ year-in-review, and the 2023 State of the Island Report.
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SIPP bids farewell to eight-year CEO
Since 2016, Emilie de Rosenroll has led South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) as its founding CEO, growing the organization into economic development alliance made up of nine municipalities, nine First Nations, five chambers of commerce, three post-secondaries, and many of the region’s leading businesses and nonprofits.
Last week, SIPP announced that de Rosenroll would be stepping down from her role on March 15, and that the organization would begin the search for a new CEO.
“I have had the privilege of working with an incredible team and witnessing remarkable growth and transformation within SIPP and the region as a whole,” said de Rosenroll. “I am immensely proud of the work we have accomplished together, from expanding our region’s profile to achieving significant funding milestones. I leave the organization knowing that it is in great shape, poised for even greater success, and supported by an outstanding team of dedicated professionals.”
With de Rosenroll at the helm, SIPP:
Grew from a one-year project to a robust public-private partnership.
Convened the Rising Economy Taskforce, Canada’s largest non-governmental coalition, to steer Greater Victoria through the pandemic and develop the region’s economic recovery plan.
Launched the Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technology (COAST), Pacific Canada’s innovation hub for the sustainable blue economy, and the Indigenous Prosperity Centre, a non-profit supporting Indigenous-led economic development.
“On behalf of the SIPP Board of Directors, I am very grateful for the tremendous contribution Emile has made to the organization and region,” said Frank Bourree, chair of SIPP’s board of directors. “It has been a pleasure and an honour to work with Emilie. Because of Emilie’s leadership, SIPP is well-poised to help our region meet its enormous potential.”
De Rosenroll is saying farewell to SIPP and joining Victoria’s community of entrepreneurs to pursue her long-time dream of building a Victoria-based company.
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📰 More Victoria innovation news
☎️ I hear you calling: Foresight Canada opened nominations for the fifth annual BC Cleantech Awards, which recognize innovators from across the province who are helping lead the charge to a net-zero economy. The nomination deadline is February 20.
☁️ Get on your bikes and ride: Victoria’s Peloton Technologies, developer of a cloud-based enterprise payment platform, released its 2023 year-in-review. Among the highlights was the acquisition of KIS payments.
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