Ron Cannan is a business and community consultant with more than 30 years of experience in small business, marketing, government operations and public policy development at various levels of government.

Ron was elected as Member of Parliament of Kelowna in 2006, 2008 and 2011. He is only one of three MPs not in cabinet to serve on the Treasury Board Sub-Committee on Government Administration, and as such he became entitled to the title "Honourable" as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada for life.  

Ron served a total of nine years on Kelowna City Council. During this time, he also served as a director for the Central Okanagan Regional District and the Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District. He also served on the Okanagan Mainline Municipal Association executive for five years (including two years as president), and served two years as director on the Union of BC Municipalities Executive.

Prior to entering politics, Ron Cannan was a self-employed retail business person in Alberta and British Columbia. He also had a successful career in sales and marketing roles with newspapers and television companies, for enterprises such as Costco Wholesale and Coca-Cola, and as a business manager of several Okanagan automobile dealerships.

Ron is actively self employed as a business consultant with more than 30 years of experience in helping small businesses, marketing and tourism in the wine industry, government operations and public policy development at various levels of government. He continues to be active in the community volunteering for the United Way Golf Tournament and raising funds for the Okanagan Railway Corridor.