Susan Yurkovich

President & CEO, Council of Forest Industries

Ms. Yurkovich was appointed President and CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) in June 2015. COFI advances the strategic interests of the BC forest industry, Canada’s largest lumber producing region. Ms. Yurkovich also serves as President of the BC Lumber Trade Council representing the interests of the BC forest industry on trade matters, including the Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement.  Prior to joining COFI, Ms. Yurkovich spent 20+ years in the resource sector in BC.

Born and raised in British Columbia, Ms. Yurkovich holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in International Business from Erasmus University, Netherlands. She currently serves as a Governor of the Business Council of BC, Director of Centerra Gold, Director of Vancouver College and a member of the Faculty Advisory Board at UBC’s Sauder School of Business.