The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of B.C. has a new CEO as Neil Moody officially took the helm earlier this month — just a few months after the hiring of the previous CEO.
“After a lengthy recruitment process which brought forth several impressive candidates, we are pleased to welcome Neil as our new CEO,” said CHBA BC president Nathan Stone.
“Neil’s strong background in membership-driven associations will serve British Columbia’s residential construction sector well as we move forward in these challenging but exciting times. His experience working with national governments as well as business organizations will allow us to continue to grow as an industry association.”
Previous hire Brian Bonney, a former B.C. government director of communications for multiculturalism who was brought on as CHBA BC’s CEO in February, stepped down in March after less than a month in the position.
Moody has a long history in the industry, including an early career as a builder and subcontractor of single-family homes in White Rock. His most recent position was as a real estate investment and renovation consultant and has strong ties to Asian markets, having spent 14 years as executive director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
He also chaired the Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Japan, and helped form the Canadian Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations in Asia, which represents more than 3,000 members.
“This is an exciting time to take on a leadership position within the residential construction industry, which is one of the most important drivers of the province’s economy,” Moody said.
“There are several indications that we’re entering a period of positive growth and employment, but we’re also likely on the cusp of rising interest rates.”
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