Sacha McLean is Vice Chairman of McLean Group as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of McLean Ventures Ltd. He is charged with oversight of the analysis and development of new business opportunities, investments, strategy, and growth.
Sacha joined the business in 1997 and in 1999 founded Vancouver Film Studios, a film and television production facility that today includes 12 sound stages and production offices, a production services company (Pacific Backlot Services), a telecommunications division (Signal Systems), an aerial film unit (Blackcomb Helicopters), and a non-scripted television production division (Gun Lake Pictures). He is also a Director of 50° North Productions, a scripted television production company founded in 2016. Sacha is also a Director of Cascade Public Media (KCTS 9 Television) in Seattle, WA.
A commercial helicopter and jet pilot, Sacha led the expansion of McLean Group’s aviation interests, resulting in the establishment of Blackcomb Helicopters, a helicopter charter company operating a large and varied fleet of aircraft out of seven permanent bases on the west coast of Canada.
Sacha gives generously of his time to the community and is a Director with the Vancouver Board of Trade. He also sat on the Faculty Advisory Board of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and currently sits on the Board of Directors of West Point Grey Academy where he chairs the Finance and Audit Committee. Sacha sits on the Executive Committee and chairs the Education Committee of the BC Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and will be Chair in 2017.
Sacha was a winner of an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014 with his brother Jason, and is a Business In Vancouver 40 Under 40 Award winner. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Urban Geography, Geographic Information Systems, and Urban Planning from Queen’s University and has completed the Families in Business program at Harvard University.