John Bell

Board Member Diplomat and Federal Negotiator for BC First Nations

Former Canadian diplomat served in Stockholm, Accra, Paris, Sydney, Sao Paulo, New York. He was Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Mali and Bukina Faso, to Brazil, High Commissioner to Malaysia, and Canada’s Chief Negotiator for Rio Earth Summit.

After retirement from Canadian Government in 1998 he has had several positions including ChiefFederal Negotiator for BC First Nations treaty negotiations, Int. Business consultant (assignments for Bombardier, Alcan, etc.), and as an independent Director for Taiga Building Products, Goldcorp, Tahoe Resources and various other firms as well as Not For Profit Boards.

He has a degree in Business Administration from and an Honorary Doctorate both from UBC.

Besides English he speaks French, Swedish and Portuguese.