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Meet the team who is working daily with CLR members.

Ken McCormack

President & CEO

Ken joined CLR as President and CEO in April 2019.

A strategic professional and seasoned executive leader with more than 25 years of management experience at the highest levels, Ken has worked in the government, consulting, agriculture, and automotive sectors, representing associations similar in size and scope to CLR.

Among other things, Ken strives to inspire people and teams, to form strong relationships and partnerships, to be a credible voice in decision making, to advance the needs of CLR and its membership, and to effectively support the Board of Directors.

In addition to a degree in Economics from the University of Alberta, Ken has invested further in his own passion of being an effective negotiator and mediator through advanced training and education from the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (the equivalent of the BC Justice Institute).

Ken sees his role as President and CEO of CLR as a great opportunity to apply his experience and knowledge to advance the needs of the Association and its membership and to grow the value and engagement of the unionized construction sector in BC.

Responsible For:
  • Jurisdictional Assignment Plan (JAPlan)
  • Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan
  • BCD&A Drug & Alcohol Program Society
  • Government Relations
  • Industry Partnerships
Rachel Li


Rachel joined CLR in 2017 as the Controller. Prior to joining CLR, she held a senior finance position working in the private medical sector. Rachel has a Bachelor of Technology degree in accounting from BCIT and became a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Certified General Accountant (CGA).

Responsible For:
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
Paul Strangway

Senior Director, Labour Relations

Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC and has been working in Labour Relations and Human Resources since completing his degree.  He has been Senior Director, Labour Relations since August 2019 and initially joined CLR as Director, Labour Relations in August 2012.  Prior to CLR he worked as a Senior Negotiator at Metro Vancouver supporting collective bargaining and labour relations in the municipal sector.

BCBCBTU Trade Assignments:
NON-BCBCBTU Assignments and Related:
Responsible For:
  • Main Table
  • Pre Job Conferences
  • Project Labour Agreements (PLA)
Human Resource Services:
  • Personnel Relationship Issues Management
  • Discipline / Termination
  • Human Rights / Duty to Accommodate
Tiffany Chung

Director, Labour Relations

Tiffany has been working in labour relations for over 15 years. She has a bachelor’s degree from UBC and graduated from BCIT in both Business Administration and Human Resources. Tiffany joined CLR as Director, Labour Relations in July 2020. Prior to CLR, she had roles in the public sector working with municipalities on their collective bargaining and labour relations matters.

BCBCBTU Trade Assignments:
NON-BCBCBTU Assignments and Related:
Responsible For:
  • Better SuperVision
Lyle Norman

Director, Labour Relations

Lyle joined CLR in October 2023 and brings significant experience in labour relations from the contractor, owner, and union perspective.  Lyle has worked in primary roles in collective bargaining as well as other labour relations matters throughout Western Canada.  Lyle completed a Red Seal trade certification 17 years ago which gives him a unique background and outlook as he works with people in the industry.

BCBCBTU Trade Assignments:
NON-BCBCBTU Assignments and Related:
Responsible For:
  • BC Construction Camp Rules and Regulations
James Buchan

Director, Health & Safety

James is a seasoned OH&S professional with over 27 years of experience across various industries, including Construction, Marine, and Heavy Industrial safety. He joined CLR in 2024 as Director, Health, and Safety. He is passionate about risk management and possesses a strong commitment to fostering compliance and continuous improvement in safety cultures through collaboration with all stakeholders.

Responsible For:
  • Health & Safety Program Development
  • BCD&A Drug & Alcohol Program Training
  • WorkSafeBC Regulatory Amendment Advocacy
  • WorkSafeBC OHSR Advice and Training
Sascha Swartz

Labour Relations Analyst

Sascha has a BA in Art History from Queens University and an MSc in Information Systems (UK) and has been working in Labour Relations for 10 years. She joined CLR in 2018 and previously worked in the Post Secondary sector in a similar role.

Responsible For:
  • Labour Relations Research
  • Collective Bargaining Support
Joleen Kaminski

Office Manager

Joleen joined the CLR team in 2004 as the Administrative Assistant working her way to Office Manager in the fall of 2017. She leads the team that organizes the highly anticipated golf tournaments and ever-popular AGMs.

Responsible For:
  • General Inquiries
Harpreet Atwal

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Harpreet has contributed to various innovative and diverse industries. Boasting over a decade of experience in strategic communication, project management, and leadership, she is now leveraging her expertise to elevate the profile of CLR and its esteemed members to new heights. Harpreet is a proud alumnus of Sheridan College, holding an advanced diploma in Marketing and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management from the same institution. In September 2023, she embraced the role of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at CLR.

Should you wish to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact her via email at

Responsible For:
  • Marketing and Communications
Krista Welters

Administrative Assistant

Krista joined CLR in 2019 as the Administrative Assistant handing accounts payable and reception. Prior to CLR, Krista worked as a Legal Assistant to three lawyers in the tax litigation department at Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP in Downtown Vancouver. Krista graduated from the Legal Assistant Program at Douglas College in 2007.

Krista is an avid soccer player who coaches youth and has assisted the running of adult tournaments in LA, San Diego & Las Vegas.

Responsible For:
  • General Inquiries