About BC Ferries

BC Ferries' Executive Team

 

Mark Collins
    

Mark Collins
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark 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. Born in 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.

   
Janet Carson, Vice President, Marketing & Travel Services   

Janet Carson
Vice President, Marketing & Customer Experience

Janet Carson joined BC Ferries in 2009. In her role as Vice President, Marketing & Customer Experience, Janet is responsible for marketing, public affairs, customer care, travel services, web services, the SeaForward program and has shared responsibilities with the CFO for revenue/pricing management. Janet’s focus is on leading all aspects of the customer experience. Janet’s background includes more than 20 years of executive management experience in the travel and tourism industry, working in executive leadership roles for organizations including Tourism Vancouver and Tourism Richmond. Janet’s expertise is in the areas of sales and marketing, destination development, strategic planning, business development and customer service. Janet holds an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia.

     
Alana Gallagher, CFO  

Alana Gallagher
Chief Financial Officer

Alana Gallagher joined BC Ferries in 1995 and was appointed Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in 2017. She has held several senior finance roles at BC Ferries, and most recently she was responsible for Treasury and Tariff & Revenue. 

Alana is passionately committed to the delivery of a world class, affordable and financially sustainable ferry service that will endure for generations to come. She leads a team of experienced professionals responsible for accounting & reporting, financial operations, payroll, treasury, risk & insurance, financial planning & analysis, tariff & revenue, internal audit and corporate services and has shared responsibility for government and regulatory affairs.

Alana has served as a trustee on the Public Service Pension Plan Board and is the Chair of the Board of BCF Captive Insurance Company Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with distinction), a Master of Business Administration from the University of Victoria, and a Director’s Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto. 

     
Cynthia Lukaitis, Vice President & Corporate Secretary   

Cynthia Lukaitis
Vice President & Corporate Secretary

Cynthia Lukaitis joined the BC Ferries executive team in November 2005.  Prior to joining BC Ferries she had a lengthy career with the British Columbia provincial government where she held senior positions in natural resources, economic development, social services and finance, including Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Financial Officer of one of the largest ministries. She also established a successful management consulting practice where she helped guide the transformation of the governance and operating structures of a number of public sector organizations. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Economics from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts in Economics from Queen’s University. In addition to her role as Corporate Secretary of BC Ferries, Cynthia has oversight responsibility for legal services, information and privacy, property management, and economic regulatory affairs. Cynthia also serves as Corporate Secretary of the B.C. Ferry Authority.

 

     
Corrine Storey, Vice President, Customer ServicesCaptain Jamie Marshall, Vice President, Fleet Operations  

Captain Jamie Marshall
Vice President, Business Development & Innovation

Captain Jamie Marshall is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business opportunities for BC Ferries to grow and diversify our revenue. In this role, he seeks new and innovative ways for BC Ferries to use its expertise to strengthen our service to our customers and our position in the industry. Prior to joining BC Ferries in 1990, Jamie served nine years as an Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy. He served as Chief Officer and Master on various routes and vessels in the BC Ferries fleet before proceeding ashore as Operational Safety Superintendent; Marine Superintendent of the South Coast region; Vice President, Safety, Security & Environment and Vice President, Fleet Operations. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters Certificate of Competency. Jamie serves on several Boards including as Chair of the Canadian Ferry Association; Canadian Coast Guard’s Pacific Marine Advisory Board; and the Chamber of Shipping’s Western Marine Community Coalition.

     
Cynthia Lukaitis, Vice President & Corporate SecretaryErwin Martinez, Vice President & Chief Information Officer  

Erwin Martinez
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Erwin Martinez joined BC Ferries in 2016 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to this role he was the CIO at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union in Surrey, B.C. Prior to that Erwin had held CIO roles at several banks in California. He has a total of 19 years of experience in the CIO role. Earlier in his career, Erwin was with Accenture and Computer Sciences Corporation performing systems integration. Erwin has a broad range of skills and experiences including large scale program management, business re-engineering, disaster recovery, PMO/EPMO, vendor management, enterprise content management, IT risk assessment, IT governance, IT transformation and IT strategic planning. Erwin served on the Central 1 Technology Board Committee for three years, recently leaving that role as he has left the Credit Union business. Erwin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Sciences from Yale University.

     
Glen Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Development    Glen 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 30 years of experience in human resources, employee relations and corporate affairs with companies such as Molson, Dairyworld Food and Saputo. Glen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of British Columbia. He leads human resources, employee/labour relations, organizational development, talent management and workforce planning and is responsible for optimizing human capital through the development of a highly skilled, productive and engaged work force. In addition, Glen provides oversight and direction on organizational transition and corporate development.

     
Corine Storey, Vice President, Customer Services   

Corrine Storey
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Corrine Storey joined BC Ferries in 2004 and was appointed Vice President & COO in 2017.  Prior to her role as Vice President & COO she held various leadership roles within BC Ferries including, Vice President, Customer Service, Vice President, Terminal Operations & Security and Executive Director of Customer Care. Before joining BC Ferries she held senior operations roles in the energy industry including Centra Gas British Columbia Inc. and Terasen Gas Inc.

Corrine understands the critical importance of delivering a safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable operation in support of the communities we serve, the customers who use our ships and terminals and the employees who provide the service every day. She leads a team responsible for safety, health & security, training, crewing, supply chain, fleet operations, the operations & security centre, terminal operations, catering operations, retail services, engineering, fleet maintenance, fleet renewal and standards, fleet technical and the fleet project management office.

Corrine holds a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Industrial Labour Relations from Queens University. She currently is a Member of the Board of the Canadian Ferry Association. Previously, she was Vice-Chair of the BC Provincial Safety Authority Gas Advisory Committee.

     
Mark Wilson, Vice President, Engineering   

Mark Wilson
Vice President, Strategy & Community Engagement 

Mark Wilson has been with BC Ferries since July 2009 and part of the executive team since November 2012 where he has held the roles of Vice President, Engineering and most recently, Vice President, Strategy & Community Engagement. He has over 30 years of experience in the Marine Engineering profession. Before joining BC Ferries, Mark served for 23 years as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy in a wide variety of roles. Mark holds a Bachelor and Master of Engineering from the Royal Military College and is also an Alumni of the Stanford Graduate School of Business having recently completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2016. Mark is responsible for leading strategic and master planning, community engagement, Ferry Advisory Committee (FAC) oversight, First Nations relations, government relations, and corporate social responsibility. In addition to the above, Mark is the company lead for the commercial services division and also has oversight and management of the vessel replacement program (New Vessel Construction/Shipbuilding).