Island Corridor Foundation Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

The Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Bevan as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2024. Mr. Bevan succeeds Larry Stevenson, who has served the ICF with distinction since 2018.

Mr. Bevan is a certified Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with a master’s degree in planning from UBC and a Bachelor of Commerce in Real Estate from the University of Guelph. He brings over a decade of experience in urban planning and real estate development, with a proven track record of leading successful projects that prioritize affordability, walkability, and transit-oriented development.

“I am honored to serve our members and all Vancouver Islanders and will begin by listening and learning. A great deal of heart and effort has been invested in this project fueling many differing opinions over many years. My passion lies in working with communities to bring them together to co-create plans that respond to the needs and aspirations of the people who live in these communities.”

Mr. Bevan has a diverse background in project management, with experience working on projects across Vancouver Island and southern BC. Highlights include:

  • Te’tuxwtun Project (Nanaimo): A forward-thinking, 390-unit mixed-use development partnership between the Snuneymuxw First Nation, City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Ladysmith School Board, and BC Housing.
  • Evergreen Terrace Redevelopment (Victoria): Reimagining 8 acres of public land to create a mix of 900 housing units while increasing public green space.
  • Skeena Terrace Redevelopment (Vancouver): Development manager for this 2,000-unit social housing project, a recent winner of the National Urban Design Award.
  • 312 Main (Vancouver): Co-founder and development manager of this Vancity Community Foundation project transforming the former Vancouver Police headquarters into an innovation hub for social mission groups.

“We are thrilled to welcome Thomas to the ICF,” said Daniel Arbour and Judith Sayers, Co-Chairs of the ICF. “His experience, energy, and collaborative approach are exactly what we need as we explore the full potential of the Island Corridor for the benefit of all Vancouver Islanders. Thomas will champion relationship-building with First Nations, regional districts, and the provincial government. Under his leadership, the ICF will continue to listen to communities and explore creative solutions that optimize, protect, and preserve this important corridor.”