The Vancouver Board of Trade has named Concert’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Podmore, as the recipient of its 2016 Rix Award for Community and Corporate Citizenship.
“One of Concert’s founding principles is to be a good corporate citizen and give back to the communities that we do work in,” said Brian McCauley, Concert’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “This goes right back to when David co-founded Concert with Jack Poole – as both were certainly ones who led by example in this regard.”
According to the press release Vancouver Board of Trade issued this week,
“Podmore was chosen as a Rix Award recipient based on his tireless efforts to give back to the community, both professionally and personally. This includes his past leadership of the BC Pavilion Corporation, his key role in helping to bring the 2010 Olympics to Vancouver, and his service as Chair of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Foundation, President of the Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region), President of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, member of the BC Progress Board, Chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, eight years as a director of the Canadian Tourism Commission, and much more. David is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards, and in 2014 he was invested to the Order of British Columbia”.
Aimed at bringing together business, government and community leaders, the 2016 Rix Awards will be presented at The Vancouver Board of Trade’s 29th Annual Governors’ Banquet on April 11, 2016.