Derek Hamill, B.Comm. C.A.
Derek Hamill is recognized by the BCCCA for his contributions to our board and the sector over many years. He was President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the BCCCA starting in 1994. Derek also was a Director of the National Career Colleges Association from 2000 – 2005. Derek’s appointments have been with the Ministry of Advanced Education as Advisory Committee Member and member of Working Group on Defaulted Loans, Past Chair of PCTIA board, Director of PPSEC. Derek brought over 30 years of academic and finance experience to the sector. He launched Western Academy of Learning operation in 1990, 2005 became President/ CEO of all 54 Academy of Learning centres.
Robert Prendergast, MBA
Robert served two terms plus one year on the Board of BCCCA starting in 2001. He is known for his passion for quality in the private training sector. Working on the board of NACC since 2002, one of Robert’s contributions was successfully driving the development of a national survey of our sector. He brought 30 years of finance and management experience to the sector and has been involved with private education since April 2000 as CFO and President of Ai – CDIS. In 2003, he became one of the founders of TEC The Education Company Inc. that operates Stenberg College and the Centre for Arts and Technology, Kelowna. In 2010 Robert founded ECC Education Consolidation Corporation which owns and operates Robertson Colleges (AB & MB) and Westervelt College (ON). Our sector has benefitted from Robert’s experience in high growth and entrepreneurial organizations.