Director, Vancouver Economic Commission
Bryan Buggey is a senior executive with more than three decades of experience as a business leader in entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, management consulting, and economic development. Since 2010, Bryan has been responsible for economic and business development at the City of Vancouver’s Economic Commission. In his role as Director, he has led teams in charge of projects and programs aimed at supporting the Vancouver business ecosystem’s transition towards a low-carbon, circular economy. This includes investment, trade, local business engagement, research, advocacy and targeted climate initiatives.
Bryan is actively involved in the City’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, Greenest City Action Plan, Renewable City 2050, Zero Waste 2040, and Smart City initiatives, and brings the economic development and business opportunity lens to the conversations around public policy development.
Bryan has an undergraduate degree in Economics (Regional Economic Development), an MBA in IT Strategy, is certified in ESG governance by Competent Boards, and is a graduate of UBC’s Summer Institute for Sustainability. Bryan is also a member of the Canadian Climate Law Initiative, co-founded the Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate and was awarded the pan-Canadian Clean 50 Award (2017) for his leadership in green and sustainable economic development.