Roger Harris is a private consultant and partner in Harris Palmer, specializing in providing economic strategic advice, negotiation, business development, managing commercial operations, and community engagement services to government, industry, commercial ventures, and First Nations. His career has provided him with a unique 360° lens, making him in high demand for his ability to zero in on the core issues and find creative yet practical solutions.
During his career he has managed major corporate assets in forestry and the oil and gas sector. Roger managed forest operations for Macmillan Bloedel; Chevron Canada’s commercial operations in Prince Rupert, Port Clement, Terrace and Kitimat, held the position of VP for Enbridge Canada; as well as successfully started, owned and operated several businesses in auto-body repair, restaurant, retail video outlets and phase harvesting operations.
Roger was elected to the Legislature for Kitimat-Stikine (2001-2005). During his tenure as MLA, he was appointed to Cabinet and sat on several government committees including Treasury Board, the Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Legislative Health Committee, and Chair of the Northern Caucus. In 2006 he was appointed BC’s first Forest Safety Ombudsman and still holds that position, authoring several studies on topics relevant to the resource industry sectors, local and provincial governments. He initiated and designed the BC Government’s Indigenous Business Investment Council (IBIC) and served on the Board from 2012-2017
Roger lives in Terrace and prior to that Haida Gwaii was his home for over 20 years where he was married and raised three sons. He is an avid sport junky, spending his free time coaching at the senior level in both hockey and baseball.