Biography – Paul Craven, Superintendent of Professional Governance

Paul Craven was appointed the Superintendent of Professional Governance in June of 2019. He has been leading the implementation of the Professional Governance Act, ensuring that regulatory bodies have the tools necessary to regulate professions under the modern framework, and in the public interest. He has also worked to ensure there is a strong two-way dialogue between the regulatory bodies and the provincial government.

Craven has over 15 years of experience serving at senior levels in the B.C. public service. From 2013 to 2019 he was an executive director at the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office where he led the strategic services and compliance division to administer the Environmental Assessment Act. He led the team responsible for the recent revitalization of environmental assessment process resulting in the passage of the new Environmental Assessment Act in 2018.

Prior to this time, he served as executive director of federalism and Canadian intergovernmental policy at the Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat in the Office of the Premier. He is a lawyer and began his career as an associate at a major Vancouver law firm where he practiced commercial and business litigation in a wide range of areas, including professional regulation, administrative and corporate law.