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Official opening of the Agriculture Centre of Excellence ACE as part of the University of the Fraser Valley's 40th birthday celebrations in Chilliwack with BC Premier Kristy Clark in attendance. Rick Collins Photographer - UFV

After years in the public sector, former B.C. premier Christy Clark is joining the board of directors at Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw announced Clark’s appointment to the board on Friday, and said it’s honoured to bring in her expertise.

“[Clark] brings to our board a breadth and depth of relationships across Canada, both from politics and business, particularly in British Columbia, including in our largest single market, the greater Vancouver area,” said executive chair JR Shaw.

Clark was premier of B.C. from 2011-2017—the longest serving female premier in Canadian history. Prior to that, she served as an MLA for nine years.

In 2017, Clark’s BC Liberal Party lost control of the legislature after a historic election that saw them and the BC NDP in a dead heat.

The shift back to the media sector isn’t completely new for Clark; in 2005, she worked as a columnist and commentator, and hosted the Christy Clark Show on CKNW.

That experience should serve her well in her new position.

“I look forward to joining and making contributions to the board as Shaw continues on its journey as a leading connectivity provider of broadband, video, voice, and wireless services in Canada,” Clark said.

“I welcome the opportunity to support the company in growing its presence in British Columbia and its other key markets.”

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