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NEWS RELEASE · 25th October 2010
Office of the Premier
Former British Columbia Deputy Minister of Finance Paul Taylor has been appointed Chief of Staff to Premier Gordon Campbell.Taylor will take over from Martyn Brown, who has been appointed Deputy Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment.

Taylor has over a decade of experience in leadership positions in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in British Columbia and Alberta.

Most recently he was president, CEO and director of Naikun Wind Energy Group. He has served as president and CEO of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia as well as deputy minister of Finance and secretary to Treasury Board with the Province of British Columbia. Previous to that he was president and CEO of the British Columbia Auto Dealers Association as well as the senior vice-president, Corporate Development,for Alberta-based TransAlta and manager of volunteers for the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games.

Taylor guided the establishment of Partnerships BC and has served on a number of boards in a variety of sectors including BC Forestry Investment and Innovation, TransAlta New Zealand, the Conference Board of Canada and World Wildlife Fund - Canada.

The Chief of Staff is responsible for providing strategic support and advice to the Premier and Executive Council to advance government's policy and legislative objectives.