Emilie de Rosenroll in the hot seat

Plus, MarineLabs goes rogue

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Emilie de Rosenroll in the hot seat

Source: South Island Prosperity Partnership

Earlier this year, we wrote about the end of Innovate BC’s nine-month CEO search with the appointment of Peter Cowan. On Thursday, the crown agency announced new leadership for its its Board of Directors: Emilie de Rosenroll is now Innovate BC’s new board chair.

Victoria-based de Rosenroll is no stranger to leadership roles. On the Island, she spent eight years at the South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) as its founding CEO. During that time she was also startup CEO at the Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST), a SIPP initiative, and an advisor for the Indigenous Prosperity Centre. This spring, de Rosenroll left the acronyms behind to become chief growth officer of Atreides, a data analytics platform company in the defence and intelligence sector.

On LinkedIn, de Rosenroll wrote “I’m so thrilled to take on this leadership role on the board and work alongside a world-class board and high-energy team. InnovateBC has a crucial role to play in building on the Province’s tech and innovation strengths—from globally competitive talent and top class post-secondary institutions, to thriving tech companies from seed to scaleup. I’m looking forward to working with companies and InnovateBC’s ecosystem partners to showcase and accelerate our many innovation successes across such a wide range of sectors and industries. Innovation rises the tide for all sectors. Thanks and huge shout out to our Past Chair Andrew Petter, CM, OBC, KC for his tremendous work (you have left IBC stronger than ever) and to Former Innovation Commissioner Gerri Sinclair for her tireless championing.“

An Innovate BC board member since July 2021, de Rosenroll is also an accomplished and decorated contributor to BC’s business community, holding an Institute of Corporate Directors designation, receiving the 2020 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 award, the 2022 Victoria Community Leadership Award for Belonging and Engagement, and recognition as a Woman of Influence western finalist for the 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

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📰 More Victoria innovation news

💪 I’m doing good: Redbrick dug into how well-developed sustainability practices ultimately benefit businesses by increasing profitability, innovation, and employee engagement.

👀 A penny for your thoughts: Dallas Gislason, interim CEO for the South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP), shared thoughts on his second month on the job.

📚 Dear Sir or Madam will you read my book: MarineLabs published their first issue of The Rogue, a quarterly newsletter sharing “the most significant happenings in weather intelligence, coastal and ocean climate news, and ocean tech and their impact on our work and our world.”

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