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Doug Potentier

Vice-Chair

By Daniel Jungwirth

May 6, 2016


Doug Potentier of Victoria, B.C., was first elected to the FCL Board of Directors in 2008, and in 2015, he was elected Vice-Chair of the Board. He represents the 13 retail co-operatives in FCL’s district 4, which covers Vancouver Island and the northwest, southwest and interior of British Columbia. 

As an FCL Director, Doug is a member of the Board’s Governance and Human Resources Committees, and he is Chair of the Credentials Committee and the Code of Conduct and Ethics Committee. In addition, he is the Board’s representative to the British Columbia Co-operative Association, The Co-operators and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC). At CMC, he serves as President of the Board.

Over the years, Doug has been very involved in his community, serving on various community organizations, including 15 years as a director on the Peninsula Co-op Board

Doug has been a certified Canadian Management Professional (CMP) since 1998. He also received his ICD.D designation after successfully completing the Institute of Corporate Directors training in September 2008 – Directors Education Program (DEP) for Directors of Large Companies/Organizations – offered by Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Doug retired from the Victoria Police Department, where he was the Deputy Chief, in 2001. He and his wife Darlene have two children and four grandchildren.