Prem Gill

Creative BC

Prem Gill is CEO of Creative BC, and brings more than 20 years of experience from the digital media and entertainment industries to her current role. Gill has been named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women and has received the Community Catalyst award from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

WHAT’S NEW: I was at Cannes Film Festival for five days and 33 meetings with trade commissioners, funders and film commissions. This year’s work won awards and secured business deals for new collaborations.
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE: Shonda Rhimes. I admire her for her creativity, business savvy and for her Netflix-supported equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.

GREATEST SUCCESS: “Ongoing – advancing and supporting under-represented voices and people in creative industries.” FUN FACT: “I had a corneal transplant in 1992.” FAVOURITE BOOK: “Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? Anita Rau Badami.” BEST HABIT: “Sending thank-you notes.”