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BC Ferries' Executive Team

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Mark Collins, President & CEO of BC Ferries

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 & Travel Services

Janet Carson joined BC Ferries in 2009 as VP Marketing and Travel Services. In this role, Janet is responsible for BC Ferries Vacations, consumer and corporate marketing, brand management, consumer research, travel trade, and digital marketing and social media. Janet’s focus is on ensuring the end-to-end customers’ experience is reflective of our organization’s vision and brand. 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 Chief Financial Officer in 2017. She oversees the Finance division and has shared responsibility for government and regulatory affairs. Alana has held several senior finance roles at BC Ferries, most recently, as Treasurer, she was responsible for development and execution of strategies related to debt management, financial risk mitigation, banking relationships and tariffs. In addition, she held responsibility for traffic forecasting and financial regulatory reporting. Alana is a trustee on the Public Service Pension Plan Board and a Director on the Board of the BCF Captive Insurance Company Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 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, Fleet Operations

Captain Jamie Marshall is responsible for the leadership and management of 35 vessels and fleet personnel on 25 routes throughout coastal British Columbia.  Jamie’s responsibilities also encompass the Safety & Health department; Training department; and the Operations & Security Centre. 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; and Vice President, Safety, Security & Environment. 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 the Human Resources & Crewing functions and is responsible for optimizing human capital through the development of a highly skilled, productive and engaged work force. Glen is also responsible for Corporate Development, which includes Marketing, Communications, Public Affairs and Business Development, and leads the Commercial Sales and BC Ferries Vacations business units.  

Corine Storey, Vice President, Customer Services   

Corrine Storey
Vice President, Customer Services

Corrine Storey’s career spans 30 years as a passionate advocate dedicated to building a customer centric culture within regulated industries. Prior to joining BC Ferries in 2004 she held senior leadership roles in the energy industry including Centra Gas British Columbia Inc. and Terasen Gas Inc. Corrine holds a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Industrial Labour Relations from Queens University.  Corrine leads a team of over 1,200 employees in Terminal Operations, Catering Operations, Retail Operations, Customer Relations and the Customer Service Centre with a customer focused approach to operational delivery. Corrine is the Executive Sponsor for the SeaForward Program that brings BC Ferries’ existing environmental activities, conservation projects, community involvement and sustainability initiatives together. 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, Engineering

Mark Wilson has been with BC Ferries since July 2009 and part of the executive team since November 2012. He has over 30 years’ 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 leads a team with overall responsibility for 1,000 highly skilled engineering personnel within the Operations Division, providing the oversight for the total asset management and day-to-day engineering operations of BC Ferries’ fleet of 35 vessels, 47 terminals, and Ship Repair Facility. Key aspects of the fleet and terminal renewal as well as environment also fall within his mandate.