Bert Hick

Founder and President
Founder and President

Meet Bert.

Bert Hick founded Rising Tide Consultants Ltd. in 1988. After finishing university in Ontario, he served for 11 years with the BC Government, holding several key positions including Executive Director of the Cabinet Secretariat, Secretary to Cabinet under Premier William (Bill) Bennett and General Manager of the BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (now the BC Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch). During his undergraduate year at Carleton University in Ottawa, he served as an assistant to a member of parliament.

Bert has extensive knowledge meant of government and how it works at all levels .  When Bert manages to find a sliver of spare time he loves to golf travel and walk the planet.


Bert presenting at one of the National Golf Course Owners Association’s (NGCOA) annual “Spring Breakout” meetings & Bert and Ian Tostenson (President of BCRFA) at the annual International Wine Festival, in Vancouver
Bert is widely respected throughout British Columbia’s hospitality industry and since Canada’s legalization of cannabis, has expanded those relationships into the cannabis space. In addition, Bert is a sought-after guest for speaking engagements on a wide range of topics.

Bert believes in giving back to the community and is an active board member of the BC Hospitality Foundation.

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