About Us

Meet our Board of Directors at Buy Canadian Goods Association

Our Team

Established in 2020, BCGA is a registered, non-profit association in British Columbia serving Canada’s small business community. Our board of directors team is dedicated in supporting BCGA efforts for continued success.

JAMES HUMPHREYS

Chair, Treasurer

Mr. Humphreys is an accomplished professional chemist with over two decades of experience within diverse industries including proprietary mining processes, biotechnology and the development of personal care products. Mr. Humphreys owns three US patents and another three pending patents. Mr. Humphreys has direct experience in designing, building and commissioning manufacturing facilities for hair and skin care products. He has developed a proven effective formula to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth for white labeling and contributed to brand development for white label clients.

HARRISON HA

Managing Director

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mr. Ha is a Chinese-Canadian with a strong passion for business and global trade. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Photographic Design with more than 20 years of industry experience in news media and publication. Mr. Ha’s expertise lies in design, management and implementation of digitalization workflow within the news publication industry. He is currently a board member of the Richmond Museum Society. Through BCGA, Mr. Ha aims to bring his industry expertise to help Canadian businesses expand into global markets across Asia.

JOE WONG

Managing Director

Mr. Wong is a serial entrepreneur, accomplished business owner and investor in Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. Having immigrated to Canada over 20  years ago, Joe has a strong passion for giving back to the community and is dedicated to helping Canadian businesses expand their global outreach throughout Asian markets. With a rich, international background, Joe brings his expertise in diverse markets to the team at BCGA. Joe will be managing international business operations in Hong Kong as the association’s Managing Director in the Hong Kong office. Joe hopes to help as many Canadian businesses to reach new heights.

PETER MILES

Secretary

Born and raised in British Columbia, Mr. Miles has spent over 30 years in various roles in Sales and Marketing spanning a diversity of sectors, including the Wine & Spirits Industry, Cosmeceuticals and Business to Business Consulting. An expert Networker, Mr. Miles makes connections easily with people and companies – and can quickly identify beneficial verticals and tactics for his clients to improve and expand their businesses. In the past decade, Mr. Miles has represented the local Chamber of Commerce and has also sat – and continues to – on the Victoria, BC Board of Directors for the Internationally recognized Sales and Marketing Executives Association. Mr. Miles is thrilled to add his expertise, energy and unending passion to BCGA.

JOSEPHINE TSE

Director

Ms. Tse holds over 20 years of industry experience in the Marketing and Advertising industry. With a Master’s Degree in Communication Management, Ms. Tse will be leading the association’s digital marketing team to optimize BCGA’s digital platform to acheive organizational goals. Ms. Tse holds tremendous industry experience as a Marketing Manager for a Canadian Importer of Health Food Supplements from Japan. Ms. Tse will utilize her industry expertise to maintain the virtual marketplace platform by overseeing organizational, managing daily operations and maintaing communication with customers. Ms. Tse is dedicated in bringing her knowledge and experience to BCGA and Canada’s small business community.

AnnMarie Aase

Director

Ms. AnnMarie Aase is a CPA with 20 years’ experience, providing strategic operational accounting, and finance as well as organizational and partnership development for start-ups, expansions and turn-around situations. She holds a primary focus on Advanced and LEAN manufacturing, but with strong experience in service-based organizations. Her primary focus she brings to any organization is a solid understanding of cash flow management and its direct impact on growth.

AnnMarie Aase, BA, CSC, CPA, CGA, Lean