Leadership

A grassroots non-partisan movement by concerned BC citizens

Introducing the people that make StepUP possible

Small but mighty (and growing!)

We are fortunate to have experienced directors on our Board who have built extraordinary lives for themselves and their families while serving in the communities. 

Jonathan Rubenstein

Jonathan lives with his lovely wife of 40 years, Mary Ann, in Vancouver. When not playing with his grandkids, Jonathan chairs MAG Silver, based in Vancouver. He also sits on the boards of other companies. From 1977-1994, Jonathan practiced law in BC and since he has worked in corporate executive director roles. Jonathan makes lifelong friends. He has a fighting spirit and is not afraid of standing up to bullies.

Jeff Garrad

Jeff was born in Vancouver, and has lived in Metro Vancouver his whole life. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and went on to become a Chartered Professional Accountant. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the CPABC Investigation Committee which is responsible for ethical oversight and self-regulation of his profession.

Over the last number of years he has worked in senior management and executive roles for a variety of organizations including banking, transportation, entertainment, government, and not-for-profit.

Jeff is a strong believer in the importance of open dialogue on public issues and in the importance of individual freedom, freedom of speech, and equality of opportunity for all Canadians regardless of their personal attributes. He is deeply concerned about the rise of in the use of misinformation in public dialogue on important issues.  

He in involved with STEPUP because he is concerned that these core beliefs are under threat, and seeks to ensure we have an open, free, and fair society.