Terry Beech is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Burnaby North-Seymour. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2015. He has been named the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
Beech is an accomplished small business owner, educator, and community advocate who has built his reputation on a commitment to innovation, fiscal leadership, and integrity. He also served as a city councillor in Nanaimo, the youngest elected official in Canada at the time.
Raised in a working class family, Beech grew up believing that dedication and hard work would let him achieve any goal. After serving as a councillor for three years, Beech left public service to pursue his education, putting himself through Capilano University and Simon Fraser University. A few years later, he earned his MBA from Oxford University.
Beech has built a number of successful companies, including HiretheWorld, which he co-founded in 2009. He has served as an adjunct university professor at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Business in Vancouver featured him as one of BC’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2013, and Maclean’s magazine previously named him one of Canada’s Top 10 leaders under 30.
Beech is committed to giving back to his community. In 2006, he cofounded Twinbro Local Leaders, a charitable organization that has helped more than 35,000 young people access postsecondary education through millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid. He is also a former Director of Lift Philanthropy Partners.
Terry and his wife, Ravi, currently live in Burnaby North. She runs a manufacturing company in Mission, BC.