News Release
May 04, 2018

Vancouver, May 4, 2018 – The Law Society welcomes four new appointments to its board of governors, known as the Benchers, to their first Bencher meeting today. Anita Dalakoti, Roland Krueger, Claire Marshall and Guangbin Yan have been selected by the provincial government to serve as appointed Benchers, effective April 16, 2018.

Appointed Benchers are members of the public appointed to provide expertise and perspective from outside the legal profession. Six appointed Benchers and 25 elected lawyer Benchers across BC work together to ensure the public is well served by a competent and honourable legal profession.

The new appointed Benchers are:

Anita Dalakoti is president of Dalakoti Financial & Insurance Services Inc., a financial services company specializing in estate, retirement and wealth planning. She is also CEO of Apple Insurance Services Inc., a general insurance agency offering property and casualty, auto, business and travel insurance. Anita served as a governor of the Law Foundation from 2010 until earlier this year.

Roland Krueger is an investment and insurance advisor with over 30 years of experience. As a board member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC since 2010 and a past board member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, he is familiar with how boards supervise and regulate licensed professionals.

Claire Marshall is the president of C. Marshall & Associates Inc., a consulting firm that provides services in Aboriginal relations. She has 25 years of experience in Aboriginal engagement and community development and over 15 years of experience working in the natural resources sector focusing on Aboriginal consultation, Aboriginal procurement strategies, capacity development and relationship building initiatives between Aboriginal communities and industry.

Guangbin Yan is an experienced senior project and business manager with more than 10 years of government experience during her 20-year international career in Canada, Singapore and China. She is currently working as an enterprise resource planning project manager with Langara College.


For further information contact:

David Jordan
Communications Officer