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Governance, Executive Team and BC Ferries Board of Directors

Governance

Corporate:

 

For more on our Governance, Corporate Policies, the Coastal Ferry Act, the Coastal Ferry Services Contract, and other policies, reports and plans, visit our resources page.

Regulatory:

British Columbia Ferry Commission

Executive team

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Mark Collins

President and Chief Executive Officer

Born in an island community, and with 35 years’ of marine experience, Mark understands the importance of a reliable ferry service to people’s lives and the local economy. Before becoming President & CEO, Mark held leadership positions with BC Ferries for 11 years and also served as President of both Rolls Royce Marine Brazil and Italy. He has an MBA in Transport and Logistics from UBC, a certificate in Strategic Leadership from Oxford, a BA in Marine Geography from Saint Marys, and a Diploma of Mechanical (Marine) Engineering from Memorial University. In addition to several past directorships, he presently serves on the boards of Interferry and Green Marine.
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Brian Anderson

Vice President, Strategy & Community Engagement

A seasoned transportation executive, Brian first joined BC Ferries in 1998 and held leadership positions in Finance, Operations and Customer Experience for 13 years. In 2010, he joined BC Transit serving as Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Rejoining BC Ferries in 2019, Brian leads BC Ferries’ strategic planning processes, strengthening relationships and ensuring broad alignment with goals and objectives. He is the key point of contact for the 13 Ferry Advisory Committees and government stakeholders critical to the company’s success. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Victoria and is a professional accountant.
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Jason Barabash

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jason leads the company’s legal function and is also responsible for corporate governance matters, information and privacy, property management, and economic regulatory affairs. Prior to joining BC Ferries in 2005, he was a lawyer in the Calgary office of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (now Dentons) where he practiced financial services, securities and general corporate law. He obtained his Law degree and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Alberta.
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Janet Carson

Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience

Janet joined BC Ferries in 2009 bringing over 20 years of strategic leadership and executive management experience in travel and tourism. Janet is responsible for BC Ferries marketing, public affairs, customer care, travel and digital services, and the SeaForward corporate social responsibility program. She is leading all aspects of the customer experience both online and offline, shares responsibility with the CFO for revenue/pricing management, and holds an undergraduate degree from UBC.
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John D'Agnolo

Vice President, People

John joined BC Ferries in 2004 as the Director, Employee Relations in Nanaimo a position he held for three years prior to his most recent role of Director, Corporate Human Resources in Victoria. In this position John is responsible for the leadership of Human Resources, Employee Relations, Workforce Planning and Talent along with Organizational and Management Development. His background spans more than 25 years of Human Resource and Employee Relations experience across three major industries. John has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Simon Fraser University and is a member of the Chartered Professional of Human Resources (CPHR), BC and Yukon.
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Jill Sharland

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Jill has extensive experience as a financial executive in fast-paced, capital intensive and customer driven industries. She provides strategic leadership to BC Ferries’ accounting and reporting, financial operations, payroll, treasury, risk and insurance, financial planning and analysis, tariff and revenue, internal audit and corporate services, and also shares responsibility for government and regulatory affairs. She is a CPA and holds an MBA from Queens University as well as BSc Hons in Pharmacology and Physiology from UWO.
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Captain Jamie Marshall

Vice President, Shipbuilding & Innovation

Jamie is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business opportunities for BC Ferries to grow and diversify revenue. Prior to joining in 1990, he served as an Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy, as Chief Officer and Master across the BC Ferries fleet, and then ashore in a number of senior leadership positions including VP Fleet Operations. Jamie serves as Chair on several Boards including the Canadian Ferry Association and holds a BS degree and a Masters Certificate of Competency.
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Erwin Martinez

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Erwin served as CIO at several banks across North America for over 15 years before joining BC Ferries as Chief Information Officer in 2016. He has a broad range of skills and experiences including large scale program management, business re-engineering, BCP/RD/EPMO, vendor management, enterprise content management, along with IT risk assessment, governance, transformation and strategic planning. Erwin has served on the Central 1 Technology Board Committee and holds a BA in Administrative Sciences from Yale and an ICD.D Certificate from the SFU Beedie School of Business.
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Corrine Storey

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Corinne held various senior leadership roles within BC Ferries for 12 years prior to her appointment as VP & COO in 2017. As COO, she is responsible for all terminal and fleet operations including health and safety, security, engineering, catering, maintenance and the fleet PMO. She holds an MBA in Executive Management from Royal Roads, a Diploma in Industrial Labour Relations from Queens, and is currently a Member of the Board of the Canadian Ferry Association.

Board of Directors

John A. Horning, Chair

John Horning offers an extensive business background as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Interfor Corporation, President and CEO of Seaboard International Shipping Ltd. and President  and CEO of Interfor Insurance Corporation. John previously held the position of President and CEO of Pacific Coach Lines Ltd. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Accountant. He also serves on the Boards of the B.C. Pavilion Corporation and is Chair of the David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Foundation.

Jan K. Grude, Vice Chair
Jan Grude is President & CEO of Pacific Blue Cross, British Columbia’s largest regulated insurer, and British Columbia Life & Casualty Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Blue Cross. He has 30 years of experience in financial services, insurance, and advisory services to health care, utilities, manufacturing and telecommunications. A former Partner of Ernst & Young, he has advised on large scale infrastructure, restructuring and privatization initiatives in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Grude is former President & CEO of Mellon Financial Services Corporation (Canada), a subsidiary of Bank of New York Mellon, and former President & Chief Executive officer of The Buck Company based in New York City, one of the largest multi-national pension, investment and group insurance firms, now owned by Xerox Corporation. Grude holds the ICD.D designation and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Bruce A. Chan
Bruce Chan spent nearly 20 years in a variety of senior positions with Teekay Corporation, one of the world’s largest marine energy transportation, storage and production companies, with offices in 15 countries and approximately 6,700 seagoing and shore-based employees. Prior to that, Bruce was with Ernst & Young, LLC in Vancouver. Bruce holds a Master in Business Administration and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. Bruce has served on several Boards, including the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.

Eric A. Denhoff
Eric Denhoff has served in both the public and private sectors in Canada and internationally. He has served as a Deputy Minister in both the BC and Alberta Governments, as Chief Negotiator for Government of Canada and as an executive for private corporations. He has extensive experience in business in Asia, North America and Europe and has served on a wide variety of Boards, including the Energy Council of Canada, National Capital Commission, Fair Trade Canada, BC Women’s Hospital Foundation, Hospice Victoria, Greater Victoria Hospital Board, GNS School Board, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters BC Board and others. 

Brenda J. Eaton
Brenda Eaton is a corporate Director, who has served for more than a decade on various private, public and Crown corporation and not-for-profit Boards. She currently serves on the Boards of Transelec, Technical Safety BC, Westland Insurance, and Victoria's sewage treatment project board, in addition to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Vancouver Foundation, and Max Bell Foundation. Brenda formerly held senior positions in the British Columbia provincial government, including Deputy Minister to the Premier, and Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, Social Services, and Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. She was also Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Operations Support of the former Capital Health Region. Brenda has a Bachelor (Honours) and Master's degree in Economics.

Gordon M. Kukec
Gord Kukec is an independent consultant focussing primarily on the impact of emerging environmental and technology developments on business transformation.  Gord has previously held a number of senior officer roles in the international commercial aviation, business intelligence software, and commercial printing imaging technology industries.  He brings a diversity of knowledge and expertise to the Board in commercial transportation, IT, business innovation and energy sustainability. Gord holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University and has extensive experience on Boards of both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

Shona A. Moore, Q.C.
Shona A. Moore Q.C., practices as a labour arbitrator. Prior to August 1, 2020, she was a founding partner of Moore Edgar Lyster LLP. Throughout her legal career, Ms. Moore restricted her law practice to labour relations and administrative law, including human rights and accommodation. Between 1983 and 1986, she served as a Vice-Chair of the B.C. Labour Relations Board. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Moore has been active in a number of professional and community organizations, including Westcoast Legal Education and Action Fund, the BC Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and served as an elected bencher of the Law Society of BC. Ms. Moore was educated at the University of British Columbia where she graduated from Law School in 1979.

Sarah A. Morgan-Silvester
Sarah Morgan-Silvester is former Executive Vice President, Personal Financial Services and Wealth Management for HSBC Bank Canada and former President and CEO of HSBC Trust Company (Canada). She is currently a corporate Director serving on a number of Boards of organizations including: Canadian Western Bank, ENMAX Corporation, Grosvenor Americas, Grant Thornton LLP and Grant Thornton Consulting. She is past Chair of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and chaired the committee responsible for overseeing the merger of the three ports in the Lower Mainland to form Canada's largest port. An active volunteer, Sarah serves on the Board of the Vancouver Foundation, is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia and past Chair of BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre Foundation. Sarah is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the University of British Columbia. She additionally holds the Human Resources and Compensation Committee designation from the Directors College.

Janine M. North ICD.D
Janine North is a Corporate Director who has served for more than 25 years on various public, Crown corporation and not-for-profit boards. She currently serves on the boards of Conifex Timber Inc. and Imperial Metals Corp., and previously served on a number of boards including BC Hydro, Maple Gold Mines, viaSport, Junior Achievement BC, Canadian Sport Institute, BC Business Council, and the Agricultural Institute of Canada. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Development Initiative Trust from inception in 2005 until her retirement in 2016.  Janine lives on Haida Gwaii, where she is involved in the tourism industry, and is a sessional instructor for the University of BC at the Haida Gwaii Institute.

David R. Podmore
David Podmore is Chairman of Concert Real Estate Corporation, and Chairman and CEO of Concert Infrastructure Ltd. He is well versed in the development of residential real estate and public infrastructure projects in Canada. A tireless community champion, he played a key role in the development of facilities plans for Vancouver’s bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. David currently serves on the Board of LifeLabs, is an Advisory Committee Director of Balfour Pacific Capital, a member of the BC Hydro Site C Project Assurance Board, and Chair of the BCIT Inspire Capital Campaign. Previously, David served as Chair of FortisBC and Chair of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and was invested to the Order of British Columbia in 2014. David holds an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and was inducted into the Urban Development Institute’s Hall of Fame in November 2018.

Michael W. Pucci
Michael Pucci is Superintendent of Compliance and Administration for Maher Terminals Holding Corp. which operates one of the fastest growing and most efficient container terminals in North America. Previously, Mr. Pucci was in business development for Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest, a non-profit fund, lending to entrepreneurs. Born and raised in Prince Rupert, Mr. Pucci has served two terms on the municipality’s Board of Variance and currently sits on the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Judith F. Sayers
Judith Sayers is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation and is currently President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. She has worked as a strategic adviser to First Nations and corporations and is currently an adjunct professor with the Peter Gustavson School of Business and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Dr. Sayers holds a Business and Law degree and an honorary Doctor of Law from Queen’s University. Dr. Sayers was formerly on the political executive of the First Nations Summit and served on the Board of the New Relationship Trust. She currently serves on the Boards of Clean Energy BC, the Island Corridor Foundation and the New Relationship Trust Foundation, and Chairs the Joint Working Group on Heritage Conservation.