Elected Representatives

Vice President - Utilities
Vice President - ICBC

David Black

PresidentFile 10199

David was elected president of MoveUP in 2011. He previously served as MoveUP's vice-president for the ICBC group, starting in 2005. Prior to that, David sat on the MoveUP executive board since he was appointed by the executive council in 2001.

He also elected as the COPE-SEPB National President in June of 2016.

David first became a member of MoveUP working at ICBC Head Office in 1995. His current workplace of record is the ICBC 5th and Cambie Claims Centre in Vancouver.

In addition to MoveUP committees, David also sits on the BC Federation of Labour Political Action Committee and Canadian Labour Congress Canada Council. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Communities Initiative and a former delegate to the Vancouver and District Labour Council.

David is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Lower Mainland and in 2012 was awarded the Joe Morris Labour Community Service Award by that organization.

In the past David has sat on the board of directors for both the Vancouver Foundation and the Margaret Mitchell Fund for Women.

David lives in New Westminster with his wife Maya Russell and their three daughters Kate, Maggie and Rebecca.

Phone: 604.299.0378

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Lori Mayhew

Secretary - treasurerFile 9851

A member of MoveUP for over 20 years, Lori was first elected secretary-treasurer in 1999. Her first elected position in the union was as an executive councillor from ICBC in 1993.

Lori joined MoveUP when she started at the ICBC Richmond Claims Centre in 1990. 

In addition to serving as secretary-treasurer, Lori chairs the MoveUP Pension Committee, is the co-chair of the union's Political Action Committee, sits on the executive council of the BC Federation of Labour and the executive board of the Working Opportunities Fund, and has been the president of the New West & District Labour Council since 2007.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

Lori lives in North Delta with her husband Keith and their children Sarah, Adam, and Grace.

Phone: 604.299.0378
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Gwenne Farrell

Vice-President - Utilities File 9853

Gwenne comes to MoveUP as a financial analyst with BC Hydro. First elected as a vice-president in 2005, Gwenne's first elected position with the union was as a job steward in 1996.

In the spring of 2007, Gwenne was also elected to the office of secretary-treasurer of COPE-SEPB, MoveUP's national union. She stepped down from that position after nearly a decade of service in 2016 and now sits as the National Vice-President for Region 4.

Gwenne chairs a number of MoveUP committees, including the Health and Safety, Convention, and Arbitration Review and Education committees. She is a delegate to the New West & District Labour Council executive and is a member of the Canadian Labour Congress’ National Political Action committee as well as the Health and Safety and Environment committees.

Gwenne as been dedicated to volunteer work since she was a young child and is always able to find time to help in her community. She is deeply involved with the United Way of the Lower Mainland, sitting on the Labour, Finance and CIRC committees. She has been involved with the White Rock Players Club for over 40 years including acting as their treasurer for nearly 15 years.

Gwenne holds a B.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University.

Gwenne lives in White Rock with her husband, Tom and a menagerie of pets.  

Phone: 604.299.0378
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 Annette Toth

Vice President - ICBCFile 9859

Annette Toth was first elected as Vice President at MoveUP in 2013. Her experience in the labour movement goes back to 1992 when she was president of Local 4002 with the Airline Division of CUPE for over nine years. Annette joined ICBC in 2005 at the Driver Licensing Centre in Victoria. She later moved to the claims and insurance side of ICBC in 2006 and is now a senior injury adjuster at the Victoria Claim Centre.

Annette serves on the board of directors for both the BC Labour Heritage Centre and the Columbia Institute. She is the chair of the MoveUP Human Rights Committee, as well as our Events and Social Planning Committee. She is a member of the BCFED Human Rights Committee, is the labour co-chair for the United Way fundraising campaign at ICBC and serves as a pension trustee. She also sits on the board of Protein for People

Annette holds a B.A. from the University of Victoria.

Annette is from Victoria and maintains her home there.

Phone: 604-299-0378
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