Douglas Horne is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier. He was elected as the MLA for the electoral district of Coquitlam-Burke Mountain in May, 2009. He served as a Member of the Provincial Treasury Board, a Member of the Legislative Review Committee, the Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, the Deputy Chair of the Select Standing Committee for Public Accounts and a Member of the Select Standing Committee for Children and Youth.

In addition, Douglas was previously Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole (Chair of the Committee of Supply, a Member of the B.C. Local Government Elections Task Force, a Member of the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and a Member of the Special Committee to Appoint a Merit Commissioner.

Douglas has been active in federal, provincial and civic politics for many years. While working in Ottawa, he served as a Special Assistant to a former federal Minister and as a Special Assistant to the former Speaker of the House of Commons, The Honourable John Fraser.

Before entering politics, Douglas was Managing Director – Corporate & CEO of Maple Leaf Studios Ltd. a leading international design and production studio that created innovative and engaging experiences for international themed attractions, World Fairs & Expos, visitor centres and destination resorts. Douglas was instrumental in the success of British Columbia – Canada Place (the log house) during the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy. In addition, Douglas worked with Russian business leaders and the City of Sochi on their successful bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. As well, Maple Leaf Studios and its partner, Shanghai Art-Design (a member of the Shanghai Media Group) were selected by Shanghai Expo 2010 for the central theme pavilions preliminary design competition. Before Douglas co-founded Maple Leaf Studios, he worked for many years in corporate finance, originally for a large fund management company then co-founding is own firm.

Doug has lived in Coquitlam on Westwood Plateau with his wife and two children since 1996.