Harpinder Sandhu

Harpinder Sandhu was appointed to the BC Public Service Pension Board in April 2015 by the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). His nomination came from the Public Service Pension Advisory Committee,  which is comprised of many member unions other than the BCGEU.

He has an interest in the importance of public awareness and longevity around the value of defined benefit plans. As part of his pension and governance education, he is a member of the UN sponsored Principles of Responsible Investment (Western North America Chapter).

Harpinder is also the Vice President of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1767 (the union representing BC  Assessment employees). He has worked as a property appraiser for BC Assessment for ten years.  His appraisal experience with redevelopment land, residential, commercial and strata properties provides solid background and context for real estate as a fund investment. He has recently co-authored two major policy papers on housing affordability that have been key in influencing provincial housing legislation.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Harpinder holds Bachelor of  Arts degrees in Geography and Economics, focused on international trade,  finance, sustainable urban development and public policy.