Lyall D. Knott, Commissioner
Lyall Knott is a senior partner at Clark Wilson LLP, a Vancouver-based law firm. His area of practice is corporate and commercial real estate law and public-private partnerships.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Mr. Knott earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1971, and Bachelor of Laws degree in 1972, both from the University of British Columbia. He earned a Master of Laws from the University of London, England, in 1973, and in 1985 he was appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel.
Mr. Knott is the Honorary Captain of the Canadian Fleet Pacific and is an honorary member of the Naval Officers Association of British Columbia. Among his many awards, he was the recipient in 2000 of the Blythe Eagles Volunteer Service Award; in 2002 of the Commonwealth Medal for the Queen's Golden Jubilee; and in 2003 the Medal of Merit Award of the Lions International.
Lyall Knott serves on the Boards of Directors of several charitable organizations. He is Chair of the Rick Hansen Foundation, Board Secretary to S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and Former Chair of the UBC Foundation. He is the Honorary Consul for The Republic of Tunisia and a member of the British Columbia Consular Corps. Mr. Knott was appointed to the Royal Roads University Fellows Council. He is an active member of the Vancouver Board of Trade and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
In addition to having a broad base of experience with both public and private corporations, Mr. Knott has an extensive background and understanding of the workings of government.