About BC Ferries

BC Ferries' Executive Team

Mark Collins, President & CEO of BC Ferries

Mark F. Collins
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark F. Collins is a senior marine executive, having held leadership positions with BC Ferries for 11 years before becoming President & CEO. He was BC Ferries’ Vice President, Engineering from 2004-2012 and Vice President, Strategic Planning & Community Engagement from 2014-2017. His 35 years of marine experience also includes being President of Rolls Royce Marine Brazil and Rolls Royce Marine Italy, as well as several years in marine engineering on oil tankers, bulk carriers and container vessels. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Transport and Logistics from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Geography from Saint Mary’s University and a Diploma of Mechanical (Marine) Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Mark understands the importance of a reliable ferry service to people’s lives, and to the social and economic health of B.C.’s coastal communities. Born on the ferry dependent island of Newfoundland, Mark is married with three children and resides in Victoria.


   Glen N. Schwartz
Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Development 

Glen Schwartz became part of BC Ferries' executive team in June 2004.  His background includes more than 25 years of experience in human resources, employee relations and corporate affairs with such leading companies as Molson, Dairyland Foods and Saputo.  Mr. Schwartz holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management from the University of British Columbia and is a certified Human Resources Professional.  He leads the Human Resources & Crewing functions and is responsible for creating people advantage for BC Ferries through the development of a highly skilled, productive and engaged work force.  Mr. Schwartz is also responsible for Corporate Development, which includes Marketing, Communications, Public Affairs and Business Development, and provides leadership to the Commercial Sales and Travel & Tourism business units.