A Dedicated Leader for Cowichan Valley
John Koury's journey is defined by a steadfast commitment to community service and a passion for fostering prosperity. As a candidate for MLA in Cowichan Valley, his impressive qualifications and extensive experience in both business and governance make him a compelling advocate for the region.
An Education Grounded in Excellence
John holds a Master's Degree in Business from Royal Roads University, demonstrating his dedication to academic excellence. He has also earned the esteemed accreditation of Chartered Director professional in corporate governance from The Directors College at McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business, sponsored by The Conference Board of Canada.
A Visionary Business Consultant
John's professional journey as a business consultant spans over two decades, marked by senior executive management and corporate board director roles. His wealth of experience has equipped him with the insights and expertise needed to drive positive change in the Cowichan Valley.
Community Service at the Core
John's commitment to community service is exemplified by his two consecutive terms on North Cowichan council. During his tenure, he chaired the Economic Development Committee for an impressive six years, championing initiatives to promote economic growth and opportunity in the region.
Additionally, John served as a board director and corporate secretary for the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants, a national regulatory body responsible for certifying Canadian immigration consultants both domestically and abroad.
A Business Leader with Diverse Experience
Before owning retail franchises in Victoria and Nanaimo, John's career included the role of General Manager of Logistics Operations and a position on the corporate advisory board for the Forzani Group Ltd. at the corporate head office and distribution centre in Calgary, prior to its merger with Canadian Tire.
A Political Activist and Advocate
For over 30 years, John has been an unwavering political activist for Conservative movements. His dedication led him to become the Candidate of Record for the Conservative Party of Canada in 2004 and 2011. He has volunteered in numerous elections, local riding associations, and worked in the House of Commons, advocating for small government, low taxes, a free-market economy, an effective social safety net, and access to quality education and skills training for Canadians.
A Family-Centric Individual
John is a devoted family man. He and his lifelong partner of over 40 years, Nora Koury, have raised two sons in the heart of North Cowichan. They currently reside on their acreage property in Lake Cowichan and own property in Maple Bay.
John Koury's candidacy for MLA in Cowichan Valley represents a unique blend of experience, leadership, and a deep connection to the community. With his vision and dedication, John is poised to be a strong advocate for the constituents of Cowichan Valley, working tirelessly to create a brighter future for all.