The Butchart Gardens
The Butchart family is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dave Cowen to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Formerly the General Manager, Mr. Cowen’s new appointment is reflective of his involvement and leadership in the tourism and business communities, representing The Gardens at both the local and international levels. Mr. Cowen has a long tenure with The Butchart Gardens. He was appointed General Manager in 2007 with responsibility for leading a team in excess of 500 staff and overseeing daily operations and strategic initiatives. Dave is currently Chair of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and Co-chair of the Tourism Committee for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region. He serves as Past President of the BC Garden Tourism Coalition, was formerly Chair of Tourism Victoria, and has been an active member on various boards and organizations throughout the region.