Katrine Conroy has represented the West Kootenays as MLA since 2005. Since 2020 she is the Minister of Forests, and Minister Responsible for the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation and the Columbia River Treaty. She had previously served as Minister of Children and Family Development.
While in opposition Katrine was the caucus whip in addition to being spokesperson for Seniors, Interior Economic Development, Labour, Freedom of Information (FOI), Columbia Power Corporation, Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia River Treaty.
Katrine had a varied career before becoming an MLA and was one of B.C.’s first female power engineers, an early childhood educator, Executive Director of a multi service non-profit agency, a college instructor, and a small business person.
Katrine and her husband Ed raised four children together and have nine grandchildren. She lives in Pass Creek where she runs a successful ranch breeding prize-winning Polled Hereford cattle.