Who We Are

Who are we

The British Canadian Business Association (BCBA) is a not-for-profit society founded with the mission to bridge the Canadian and United Kingdom business communities.

Enjoying the ongoing support of the British High Commission, the BCBA is able to draw on the collective expertise of our directors, members and partners to help in-bound businesses navigate the occasionally challenging commercial environment across Canada and particularly the West Coast.

In addition, the BCBA leverages its strong relationships with business associations, chambers and organizations on both sides of the Atlantic to promote its members, connect them within the business communities and provide ongoing support.

Meet the Board

Tony Morgan | President

BCBA Board Member Tony Morgan

Anthony (Tony) is a Financial Planner with the Danielson Group Wealth Management, having joined the team in early 2011. His experience includes advising a wide range of professionals including Queen’s Counsel, Corporate CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Athletes and Celebrities during his 22 years working at Lloyd’s Banking Group, London and Vancouver, Canada.

Through his vast experience as a financial planner in London and Vancouver, Tony has a unique blend of sage wealth advice, in depth banking knowledge and the ability to build strong relationships with both clients and his business network.

This is a passion of his as evidenced by him being one of the founders and President of the British Canadian Business Association (BCBA). This has been his ultimate goal of ‘giving back’ to the business communities in the UK and Canada. Tony’s aspiration is to help as many people be successful and fulfill their life dreams.

Rob Scupham | Chair/Treasurer

BCBA Board Member Rob Scupham

Rob relocated from London to Vancouver in 2014, is a partner in BDO Canada’s accounting and assurance team and acts as corporate secretary to the BCBA. Rob provides pro-active and solution-based accounting and assurance services to a wide range of clients with a primary focus on the technology sector. Having worked in London and Vancouver, he has gained significant experience in managing complex international projects which require strong project management and communication skills, allowing for early identification of accounting issues while minimizing changes to project scope.

Rob’s primary experience is in public company (TSX, TSX-v, LSE and AIM) assurance including annual audit, interim reviews and going public transactions. He also regularly services private companies, particularly those with future aspirations to go public or other forms of exit, and acts as BDO Canada’s UK country coordinator.

Justin King | Director

BCBA Board Member Justin King

A highly motivated, detail-oriented and accomplished Executive with over 12 years of experience working with high net-worth clients around the world. Easily adaptable to change and used to working in high- stress, fast- paced environments, whilst understanding the value of communication, strategic planning and crisis management. I pride myself on my flair for client communications and a passion for understanding their needs and behaviour. I have hunted for opportunities present in professional territories and grown them from cold calls to key accounts. Currently looking to further my career in the Tech sector, with a long-term goal as an industry leader.

Peter Cottan | Director

BCBA Board Member Peter Cottan

Peter has been involved with the BCBA as a founding member. His passion is hospitality and tourism, and he is currently Director, Business Events at Explore Edmonton Corporation. He has held a number of positions such as Director of Sales & Marketing at Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, International and Corporate U.S Group Sales Manager with the Pan Pacific Vancouver and also F&B manager at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco. He also worked at Golden Gate University as Associate Director of Advising Services while he earned his MBA in marketing.

He is passionate about events and networking and enjoys advising his clients on the many things Canada has to offer both for business, and as destination of choice. Peter has more than 20 years of combined business development experience in the UK, USA, Australia, and Canada.

Michael Baddeley | Director

BCBA Board Member Michael Baddeley

Michael is the Managing Principal, Complex Risk at HUB International. Experience in risk management and financing has been gained internationally in the Insurance Broking, Private Equity and Accounting professions. This includes; leading the Complex Risk Group for HUB International; starting and leading the Integro operations in Western Canada until the acquisition by HUB International; setting up Marsh's Advanced Risk Services including ERM in Western Canada; leading the Captive development efforts for Willis in the U.K. Non-US and in Western Canada leading their Advanced Risk Management Services Insurance

Private Equity and Accounting professional experience includes: training with PWC and practicing with Deloitte in the UK and Canada . Also, as an Investment Director with The Royal Bank of Scotland Private Equity and with the Bank of Scotland Structured Finance.

Rupert Potter | Director (UK)

BCBA Board Member Rupert Potter

Rupert Potter is BC’s Trade & Investment Representative for Europe, MD of Articulate International Ltd, and UK Partner with Optimize Consulting. Rupert has previously served as a diplomat with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, as British Consul General in Vancouver 2012-16; Deputy Head of the Embassy in Bahrain 2008-12; and prior to that as Political Officer in Sweden, and Vice-Consul in Jordan. In London, he’s worked on policy covering South Asia, Afghanistan, and North America, as well as being seconded to Cabinet Office and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Rupert has an MA with honours in Modern History with International Relations from the University of St Andrews University; and a second MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.

Known for delivering high-quality political, commercial and security analysis; he is a clear and effective communicator; and a motivational leader who inspires trust and delivers strong organisational performance. His role in the BCBA handily brings together his loves of the UK, British Columbia and helping businesses thrive.

Miriam Mitchell-Banks | Director (Alberta)

BCBA Board Member Miriam Mitchell-Banks

Miriam is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a business degree from the University of Calgary. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Miriam and her family emigrated to Canada in 1964 and lived on the northwest coast of British Columbia, before moving to the southeast part of the province, to Creston in the Kootenay Valley. In the early 80′s she moved to Calgary, Alberta.

Miriam’s diverse career includes 26 years of senior leadership roles with both Canadian and Global energy companies, including; TransCanada Corp, Williams Energy, Provident Energy (merged with Pembina Corp), BP Canada, ATCO Group, and AltaGas. Miriam now leverages the deep experience she gained in the energy industry and her entrepreneurial nature, in her role as a Senior Consultant with Optimize Consulting and within her own business consultancy practice.

As Director (Alberta) of the BCBA, Miriam’s goal is to provide our members with insight into the local and provincial business environment through broad and deep professional and personal networks of Business Professionals and Community leaders. She is committed to promoting and growing the society’s reach and impact. As a passionate Rotarian she would welcome the opportunity to host you to a local meeting or event.

Corina-Alexandra Pop | Creative Director

BCBA Board Member Corina-Alexandra Pop

Corina loves crafting beautiful, smart and inspired designs that speak meaningfully to intended audiences and delivers business results. Experienced in art direction and graphic design, she has been working with many Canadian brands, as well as with companies from all over the world, bringing to life new visual identities, turning traditional business documents and marketing collateral into wonderful visual experiences, designing a variety of print artwork, as well as digital marketing campaigns across all media and social channels.

As a Graphic Design Instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Corina shares her experience and passion for Visual Composition and Layout with her students.

Originally from Romania, Corina moved to Vancouver in 2017, after spending 6 years in SE Asia. Corina is passionate about everything design, intense workouts and chocolate. In her role with BCBA, Corina’s goal is to shape a modern and professional visual identity through creative direction and graphic design

Henry Potter | Associate Director

BCBA Board Member Henry Potter

I am a Brighton University Graduate in Sport Business Management, with this degree focused on international management, sport for development, organizational culture, leadership, and performance management. My professional experience ranges from retail, coaching, business development and market gardening. I have been fortunate enough to live, study, and work in 5 different countries: the UK, Canada, Sweden, Bahrain, and Jordan, so have learned first-hand how to connect and build relationships, personally and professionally, across cultures.

My sports interests include football, rugby, athletics, swimming, sailing, kayaking; and now living in Vancouver I hope to use what I have learned through my professional and travel experience, as well as the expertise my degree provides, to contribute and develop my career and share with others.