Allan Seckel, QC
While a lawyer by profession, Allan Seckel, QC, has had a career that has spanned private practice, public service and the not-for-profit sector. After serving as Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of British Columbia, the Honourable Nathan Nemetz from 1983 to 1984, he practised as a litigation lawyer with a major Vancouver firm. He then became the Deputy Attorney General for British Columbia from 2003 to 2009; and was the Cabinet Secretary, Head of Public Service and Deputy Minister to the Premier of British Columbia, the Honourable Gordon Campbell from 2009 to 2011. More recently, Mr. Seckel has been the CEO of the Doctors of BC.
Mr. Seckel is active in his community, currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Covenant House Vancouver. He is also the Vice Chair of Legal Aid BC.
Mr. Seckel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with joint honours in economics and commerce from Simon Fraser University; a law degree from the University of Victoria; and a Master of Law degree from Gonville & Caius College at Cambridge University, where he attended as a Commonwealth Scholar. Mr. Seckel is the co-author of two legal texts. He was designated a Queen’s Counsel in 2003 and is an ICD.D in 2013.