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PURCELL COLLEGIATE SCHOOL

CORPORATE BOARD

Purcell Collegiate’s board of directors includes the key founders and initial funders of this paradigm-shifting, sector-evolving project. Their energy, enthusiasm, and expertise have been indispensable to the project’s progress to date.

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ARTHUR LUK

Arthur is CEO of AQG Education, an international education consultancy firm based in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Arthur has extensive experience in the global insurance industry with a substantial portfolio in Asia. He founded AQG with his wife, Wendy NG, an MBA graduate from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Working together, they developed AQG into one of the top education consultancies in China, successfully facilitating international education programs and placements for more than 500 Chinese students at high schools, colleges, and universities in Canada, the USA, and the UK.

Arthur is the visionary behind the “MOU Model”, an engagement framework for school districts and post-secondary institutions in BC and Alberta to pursue international education opportunities with partner public education bureaus in Guangdong under their respective sister-province relationships.

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GEORGE BERRY

In 1998, George founded Berry Architecture + Associates. He has filled the roles of CEO, president, and senior partner. As an architect and chief designer, George is involved in Berry projects from design to drawing and production.

He uses his experience to challenge the design team to expand possibilities and enhance the built environment. He has decades of expertise related to sustainable design, environmental issues, and affordable housing.

George regularly shares his knowledge as an invited speaker at conferences across North America. His goal is to challenge the image of architecture and inspire architects to be more mindful of sustainability and the environment.

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JARET THOMPSON

Jaret is an entrepreneur at heart. He started his first company at 24, in his hometown of Fort St. John, BC. His initial entrepreneurial efforts were successful enough to enable the purchase of his employer, a service company in the Natural Gas industry.

Under his direction, the company expanded across the country and worked internationally. Jaret has ten years of experience as an elected Trustee and Board Chair for the Board of Education. He was appointed to the Advisory Board with BCPSEA and later elected to serve as a Director with the Board.

Jaret continues to be involved in numerous business pursuits, most recently Central & Watkins – a development of residential and commercial units in the heart of Kimberley, BC. Jaret brings his business and school district experience to Purcell Collegiate School.

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ANDREW F. CETINSKI

Andrew has over 30 years of experience in project management for the oil and gas sector. His expertise includes contract negotiations, developing and executing project tenders, developing safety procedures, work scope preparations, project and client relations, including identifying potential customers and initiating sales.

Andrew has also owned and operated a successful company where he oversaw all aspects of operations.

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