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South Island Prosperity Partnership CEO stepping down

Emilie de Rosenroll’s final day as CEO will be March 15
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Emilie de Rosenroll has been South Island Prosperity Partnership’s chief executive officer since it was founded in 2016, but her final day of service will be March 15. (Photo courtesy of South Island Prosperity Partnership)

South Island Prosperity Partnership’s chief executive officer is leaving her post.

Emilie de Rosenroll has led Greater Victoria’s first regional economic development agency since it was founded in 2016, but her final day of service will be March 15.

She is leaving to pursue opportunities in the private sector and plans to build a Victoria-based company.

“I have had the privilege of working with an incredible team and witnessing remarkable growth and transformation within South Island Prosperity Partnership and the region as a whole,” de Rosenroll said. “I am immensely proud of the work we have accomplished together, from expanding our region’s profile to achieving significant funding milestones. I leave the organization knowing that it is in great shape, poised for even greater success and supported by an outstanding team of dedicated professionals.”

South Island Prosperity Partnership is working with a firm to conduct a nationwide search for a new CEO.

The agency was formed to bolster the region’s economic and social prosperity. It is now a partnership of over 75 members, including nine municipal governments, nine First Nations, three post-secondary institutions, major regional employers, industry associations and non-profits.

“On behalf of the South Island Prosperity Partnership board of directors, I am very grateful for the tremendous contribution Emile has made to the organization and region,” said Frank Bourree, chair of the agency’s board of directors. “It has been a pleasure and an honour to work with Emilie. Because of Emilie’s leadership, South Island Prosperity Partnership is well-poised to help our region meet its enormous potential.”

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