John (Jake) Custance Kerr, OBC, OC, is majority owner and managing partner of Vancouver Professional Baseball, LLP. Previously, he was chair and CEO of Lignum Ltd., one of Canada’s largest privately held forest product companies, and he later owned and managed Lignum Forest Products LLP. Kerr serves on the board for Rogers Communications and is chair of Mosaic Forest Management.
WHAT’S NEW: Vancouver Canadians baseball season re-opened in Vancouver after two years away. Appointed to the board of Rogers Communications in November 2021.
GREATEST SUCCESS: Business, and lead negotiator of Canada’s softwood lumber agreement.
NON-PROFIT CAUSE: BC Children’s Hospital.
EDUCATION: MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.”