Kerry has over 40 years of experience in various human capital roles, including the last 18+ years as CEO of Human Capital Strategies (HCS), one of the longest-standing independent strategic HR, workforce research and strategy development consultancies in BC. He was also CEO of the BC Industry Training & Apprenticeship Commission (ITAC) and held several senior management positions within the BC government as well as positions at four BC post-secondary institutions.
Kerry has advised several resource-based companies including Fortune 500 companies, two global LNG proponents, a global leader in aluminum production, mining companies, and several resource sector organizations on strategic workforce planning and workforce strategy in forestry, mining and mineral exploration and oil and gas. Kerry has led HR and workforce planning and capacity-building projects involving over 40 First Nations and Indigenous organizations, many involving business partnerships. A few examples include: Cheslatta Carrier Nation; Coastal First Nations; First Nations Forestry Council; First Nations Limited Partnership; Indigenous Adult and Higher Education Association; Metlakatla First Nation; Nanwakolas Council; Nisga’a Lisims Government; Squamish First Nation; Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre; Sto:lo Tribal Council; Tsilhqot’in National Government; Ulkatcho First Nation; Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a; and Yinka Dene Development LP.
Kerry has also planned and developed workforce strategies for organizations in several other industries in BC, and his policy work includes major human capital policy papers for the Business Council of BC, major reviews of BC government’s Aboriginal post-secondary education policy and contributions to the Council of Ministers of Education Canada and the OECD papers on vocational and technical education policy.