President & CEO, Richberry Group of Companies
Peter Dhillon is active in several business enterprises, including serving as CEO of the Richberry Group of Companies, an agribusiness enterprise with operations in British Columbia and Quebec. The Richberry Group consists of cranberry companies, which together comprise one of Ocean Spray Cranberries largest shareholders and suppliers. Dhillon is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ocean Spray Cranberries Ltd.—the first Canadian to hold the position.
Mr. Dhillon is known for giving back to the community with his philanthropic and charitable service, which has spanned a wide variety of important areas including health care, child humanitarian support, education and sport. In 2009, he was honoured with The Order of British Columbia—the highest honour in the province—in recognition of his achievements and services. Most recently in a partnership with the University of British Columbia, the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics was established. In 2018, he was inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame and honoured with the United States Ellis International Medal of Honor for global business leadership and philanthropy. Peter is also the recipient of honorary doctorates from his alma matters UBC and the University of Leeds.
In addition to his current business and philanthropic activities, Dhillon has also held many other board positions, including: Vice Chairman, British Columbia Ferry Corporation; Vice Chairman, Agriculture Land Commission, which oversees all agriculture lands in British Columbia; Board Director, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency; Board Director, Vancouver Airport Authority; Board Governor, Simon Fraser University; Board Director, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation; Board Director, SEACOR Environmental; and, Board Director, CanWel Building Materials.
Mr. Dhillon was also on the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee Board as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and was a member of the Board of the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation. In December 2017, Mr. Dhillon was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Bank of Canada.
Mr. Dhillon was the chair of the Vancouver branch of Right To Play, the only global-scale implementer of Sport for Development and Peace programmes. Right To Play uses specially-designed sport and play programmes to improve health, build life skills, and foster peace for children and communities affected by war, poverty and disease, working in both the humanitarian and development contexts in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.