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Yurkovich will take the helm of Council of Forest Industries


June 24, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada
Susan Yurkovich

Susan Yurkovich will serve as president and chief executive officer of The Council of Forest Industries’ (COFI) as of September 14, 2015. She will also serve as president of the BC Lumber Trade Council.

Susan Yurkovich will serve as president and chief executive officer of The Council of Forest Industries’ (COFI) as of September 14, 2015. She will also serve as president of the BC Lumber Trade Council.

Yurkovich brings more than 20 years of experience working in British Columbia’s resource sectors. She comes to COFI from BC Hydro where she was executive vice-president responsible for leading the development of the Site C Clean Energy Project. Prior to joining BC Hydro, Yurkovich spent ten years at Canfor Corporation, one of Canada’s largest forest products companies, where she was vice-president of corporate affairs.

While at Canfor she served as chair of the public affairs section of the Forest Products Association of Canada and COFI’s Aboriginal affairs committee.

“We are exceptionally pleased to have Susan joining us,” stated Ted Seraphim, COFI Board Chair and CEO of West Fraser. “Her experience at the highest levels of corporate management in both the forest sector and public sector will be of critical importance in shaping an exciting future for our industry and the employees and communities that depend upon it.”

Born and raised in British Columbia, Ms. Yurkovich holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in International Business from Erasmus University, Netherlands. In 2015, Business in Vancouver named her one of BC’s most Influential Women in Business.


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