Leadership Team

Bala Kathiresan

President & CEO

Bala has over 25 years of information systems and strategic leadership experience in the public and private sector. He has a solid track record in facilitating strategic vision, managing execution and achieving organizational excellence. Bala has successfully led the development of strategic alliances across a wide spectrum of stakeholders to enable a shared vision. He has served on various not-for-profit and public sector boards, and has chaired board committees including finance, audit and compensation committees. Bala holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, an MBA and a certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors.



Chief Technology Officer

Glen has over 30 years of experience in information technology within the private and public sectors, in both technical and management roles. He was the manager of IT infrastructure at the University of Northern British Columbia, where he worked in various IT roles since 2002. Glen holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science as well as many certifications in networking and cloud technologies, and administrative management.

Jeremy Jarvis

Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy directs all aspects of BCNET finances and is the chief financial spokesperson. He is also responsible for governance oversight of the Board of Directors and Committees. Jeremy is a chartered accountant who specializes in non-profit management, governance and accounting. He holds an MBA from SFU Beedie School of Business and has designations as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Jeremy has been involved with BCNET since inception.

Dennis Silva

Chief Procurement Officer

Dennis is the chief procurement officer of BCNETSource. He is responsible for collaborative sourcing, developing and guiding category strategies to help achieve savings and benefits for the sector. Dennis and his team focus on a variety of categories for the sector through master service arrangements. Prior to joining BCNET, Dennis was the director of payment and procurement services at UBC. He also held a procurement leadership role at Best Buy Canada.


Dean Crawford

Director, Shared Systems and Technology

Dean manages the development and operation of the shared systems and technologies portfolio. He works collaboratively with our member community to facilitate service development and define models for selecting and implementing services. Dean is a seasoned IT professional with over two decades of experience in higher education and technology. He holds a certificate as a project management professional.


clarence lee

Director, Client Services & Communications

Clarence manages client services, where he is responsible for the overall business and service objectives. From product development to service delivery, he oversees and manages the service needs of members, helping to identify the opportunities and solutions that address critical business and operational requirements. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Diploma in Commerce and Business Administration from Douglas College.