The Honourable Terry Beech was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour in 2015. He has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (B.C.), as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, and as Parliamentary Secretary for Science.
Minister Beech is an accomplished and experienced entrepreneur, educator, and advocate. He entered public service in 1999 when he was elected as a city councillor in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
As an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, Minister Beech was co-author of The In-Credibility Factor, which highlights Canada’s ability to be a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. He founded the tech company HiretheWorld.com, an international community of professional web and graphic designers, and was a co-founder of Twinbro, a non-profit organization that has helped over 25,000 students obtain millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid, with a particular focus on disadvantaged students.
Minister Beech studied public administration at Capilano University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree with a joint major in Business and Economics from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford. He was named one of Maclean’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2004, one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 in 2013, and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was also selected as an Action Canada Fellow, a program for emerging leaders in public policy.
Minister Beech is currently raising his family in Burnaby North—Seymour with his wife.