Simon Gibson was elected MLA for Abbotsford-Mission on May 14, 2013 and appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education for Independent Schools on February 18, 2015.
He is currently a member of Treasury Board, the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Committee, the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, and the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act.
Simon has been a resident of the Fraser Valley since 1976 and has lived in the Abbotsford-Mission riding for over 14 years.
He taught in the School of Business at the University of the Fraser Valley specializing in Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He previously taught professional communications at Trinity Western University and Douglas College. He has led workshops for The BC Police Academy (Justice Institute) and Western Washington University.
Simon also served as marketing manager for a major credit union for eight years and he was a partner in a successful Abbotsford-based manufacturing company.
Simon is a graduate of four universities including an honors degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Simon served on Abbotsford Council for three decades and has been active in numerous boards and committees throughout the valley, including the Parks and Recreation Commission, Fraser Valley Regional District Board, Fraser Valley Regional Library Board and the Abbotsford-Mission Transit Committee, where he served as chair.
Simon has written a syndicated Human Resources advice column, Office Politics 101, which appeared in 25 BC newspapers.
Simon is married to Joy – for 38 years - and they have two adult daughters and two grandsons.