Paul Holden is President & CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade, the City’s preeminent business association with over 1000 members. Paul was born in London, England and joined the publishing industry in 1978 with Haymarket Publishing Ltd. In 1988 he moved to Hong Kong where he ran the local office of Asian Business Press and travelled extensively around the region publishing a wide variety of trade and business magazines before establishing his own media company in 1992.
In 1994 Paul and his wife moved to London where he ran a group of business to business magazines for Wilmington Group PLC before moving to Canada in 2003 where he worked for the Business in Vancouver Media Group. His last major project for BIV was to produce all the official programs and magazines for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics before joining the BBOT in May 2011.
Paul has volunteered on numerous boards over the years, most recently Vancouver AM Tourism Association, where he is President and Treasurer, and Vancouver Coast and Mountains Tourism. He also coached youth soccer for 8 years for the local Port Moody Soccer Club.
Paul lives in Port Moody with his Canadian wife Bernice and their children James, 17, and Abby, 14.