Donny van Dyk appointed new CAO
February 11, 2019
Penticton City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Donny van Dyk as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
Mr. van Dyk joins the City from Enbridge where he worked in several senior roles in Community & Indigenous Relations, Government Affairs and Finance. Prior to joining Enbridge, Mr. van Dyk served in the BC municipal public sector where he held the positions of Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the District of New Hazelton. Originally from Terrace BC, Mr. van Dyk is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds degrees from the University of Victoria (Masters in Public Administration) and the University of Northern British Columbia (Bachelor of Commerce), as well as a diploma from Coast Mountain College (Business Administration). Mr. van Dyk also previously served on the Board of Governors of Coast Mountain College, as well as on the board of the North Central Local Government Management Association and on the Legacy Committee of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
“Council is very much looking forward to working with Mr. van Dyk over the course of our term,” said Penticton Mayor, John Vassilaki. “Mr. van Dyk's enthusiasm, education and professional experience, combined with his track record of managing issues, building relationships and overseeing budgets in both the public and private sector, confirmed his standing as the successful candidate. He is an excellent communicator and confident professional who will quickly get up to speed on all of our active files. On behalf of Council, staff and residents, I welcome Mr. van Dyk to his new position, and to the community.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to help implement Mayor and Council’s vision for the City of Penticton and am honored to lead a dedicated and professional staff at the City,” said Mr. van Dyk.
A total of 91 resumes were received for the position of Chief Administrative Officer, with 21 potential candidates identified, followed by a shortlist of six.
Mr. van Dyk replaces outgoing CAO, Mr. Peter Weeber, who announced in January his decision to accept a new position in the private sector. Mr. Weeber will assist Mr. van Dyk with the implementation of a transition plan. The City and Mr. van Dyk are in the process of finalizing his start date.