Chair, Vancouver Port Corporation. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, November
14, 1924, to William James and Kathleen (nee Lockhart) Reid. Received a Belt of
Honour degree from Royal Military Academy (Sandhurst England) in 1944, received
an L.L.B. from Queens University (Belfast, Northern Ireland) in 1948, and
received a P.S.C. from Canadian Army Staff College (Kingston, Ontario) in 1954.
of Military Police in Singapore from 1945-47; Adjutant with l4th/20th Kings Hussars
in England from 1950-51; Director of Canadian Government Exhibition Commission
in Ottawa from 1962-68; Commissioner General of Canadian Participation in Milan,
Italy from 1964-68; Commissioner General of Canadian Participation in San Antonio,
Texas in 1968: Commissioner General of Canadian Participation, Expo 70 in
Osaka from 1968-70; Commissioner General of Canadian Participations in Spokane,
Washington in 1974; Commissioner General of Canadian Participation in Okinawa,
Japan in 1975: Minister at Canada House in London, England from 1978-82; President
of International Bureau of Expositions in Paris, France from 1979-83; Ambassador
and Commissioner General of Expo 86 in Vancouver, British Columbia from
1982-86: Consul General of Canada in San Francisco, California from 1986-88; Chair
of Air Show Canada from 1989-91; and Chair of Globe 90 and Globe 92.
Married Alison Cumming on December 12, 1958. They have two children: Amanda and
Business address: 27th Floor, 200 Granville Street, Vancouver
BC V6C 1S4 Ph: 666-3841.
Directorships: World Trade Centre; Vancouver
Board of Trade; Director, Canada-Japan Society; Director, International Maritime
Centre: Director, Ports Canada.
Community Associations: Vice Chair,
Man-In-Motion Society; Vancouver Symphony Society; Presidents Club; Simon Fraser
University Commonwealth Society; Council of Patrons; Unicef- BC.
Riding, yachting. Gulf Islands home.
Honours: Officer; Order of
Canada;. Military Cross; Canadian Decoration; Centennial Medal; Great Cross of
the Order of Merit, Peru; Order of the Chrysanthemum of Japan; 1986 Sales Executive
of Sales & Marketing International; First Distinguished Leadership Award of
Simon Fraser University, 1986: Vancouver Downtown Association Award, 1986; Community
Leadership Award of Vancouver; Board of Trade, 1990 (with wife, Alison); Outstanding
Citizen of the Year from Kiwanis Foundation of Canada, 1989.