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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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Jill Sharland

Interim CEO

A seasoned and accomplished Executive, Jill joined BC Ferries in March 2020 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed interim CEO in July 2022. During her tenure as CFO, Jill provided strategic leadership to BC Ferries Executive management team during the pandemic and was instrumental in her work with stakeholders to secure much needed funding from the provincial government. Prior to joining BC Ferries Jill had extensive experience as a financial executive in fast-paced, capital intensive and customer driven industries at Toronto Pearson Airport, Rogers Communications and LifeLabs. Jill is a CPA and holds an MBA from Queens University as well as BSc Hons in Pharmacology and Physiology from the University of Western Ontario.
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Joanne Carpendale

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Joanne joined BC Ferries in 2005 as Manager of Business Analysis and has held a number of positions including Director of Corporate Planning; Executive Director of Internal Audits and most recently, Treasurer. Joanne is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Leadership.
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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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Jody Drope

Vice President, People & Culture

Jody is an approachable, personable and accomplished executive who brings a wealth of experience in her progressive career, most recently as the VP, Human Resources, Environment, Health & Safety at FortisBC. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of sectors including municipal and provincial government, post secondary education and health care in a variety of progressively more responsible roles. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with majors in industrial relations, economics and general business and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources. Jody is a key contributor on the executive team providing leadership to the People Services team. Amongst her key initiatives are fostering an inclusive workplace, one where with a strong sense of belonging for all. Jody focuses on recruitment and retention, while maintaining BC Ferries' enviable position as one of BC's Top Employers.
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Captain Jamie Marshall

Vice President, Shipbuilding & Innovation

Jamie is responsible for investing in and acquiring a new, innovative fleet of vessels for BC Ferries. In addition, he is accountable for identifying and developing strategic business opportunities to grow and diversify the company’s revenue. Previously, Jamie served as Vice President in various capacities, Marine Superintendent and as a Captain in the fleet. Prior to joining BC Ferries, he served as an Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy. Jamie has Master’s Certificate of Competency, a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Nautical Institute. In addition he has or is currently serving as director on the following boards: Pacific Pilotage Authority, Canadian Ferry Association, Centre of Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies and Association of British Columbia Marine Industries. 
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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/DR/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

Corrine 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

 

Joy MacPhail, Chair
Joy MacPhail most recently completed a five-year term as chair of the Insurance Corporation of BC. Ms. MacPhail has also been a director of the boards of Delta Hotels and SilverBirch Hotels. Ms. MacPhail served as chair of the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing for the governments of Canada and B.C. and was also chair of the Mobility Pricing Panel. Ms. MacPhail is a trustee of Adler University in Chicago and Vancouver, and a director on the boards of Covenant House Vancouver and Arthritis Research Canada. Ms. MacPhail is the vice chair of Nch’Kay Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw ̱ (Squamish Nation). The Governor General of Canada appointed Ms. MacPhail to the Order of Canada in December 2021

J. Dennis Blatchford
J. Dennis Blatchford is the recently retired Pensions and Benefits Advocate for the Health Sciences Association of BC. Mr. Blatchford was a director for the B.C. Federation of Labour, a founding member of the Municipal Pension Plan Board of Trustees and served as member of the BC Investment Management Corporation Board of Directors. Mr. Blatchford has also served as a trustee for the Canadian Blood Services Pension Plan, the Nurses’ Bargaining Association Retiree Benefit Fund, Joint Health Sciences Benefit Trust, and the Healthcare Investment Unit Trust.

Harold Calla
Harold Calla is Executive Chair of the First Nations Financial Management Board, a fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of Canada and a member of Squamish Nation. Mr. Calla brings significant board leadership as a member of the Board of Directors of Trans Mountain Corporation, the Joint Assembly of First Nations-Indigenous Services Canada Committee on Fiscal Relations, and former member of the Board of Fortis BC, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Partnerships BC, the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. Mr. Calla served as the Executive Chair of the First Nations Financial Management Board. He was instrumental in the development of the First Nations Land Management Act.

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. 

Charlene Hiller
Charlene Hiller is a lawyer and partner in the Capital Projects Group at Bennett Jones in Vancouver. Ms. Hiller brings significant experience in infrastructure and construction as the lead or co-lead counsel on high-profile infrastructure projects in B.C., including the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, New Surrey Hospital and Cancer Centre, Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project, and Dawson Creek Hospital Redevelopment Project.

Cathy McLay
Cathy McLay is the former Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance and Corporate Services with TransLink and served as Interim CEO. Ms. McLay is a member of the boards of Insurance Corporation of BC, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Coast Mountain Bus Company, and Green Power Motor Company. She has previously served on the boards of Providence Health Care, Transportation Property & Casualty Company Inc., British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Inc., Vancouver Coastal Health, and Canfor Asia Corporation.

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.

David R. Podmore
David Podmore is Chair of Concert Real Estate Corporation and Concert Infrastructure Ltd. He is well versed in the development of residential and commercial real estate as well as 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 as an Advisory Committee Director of Balfour Pacific Capital, and Chair of the BCIT Inspire Capital Campaign. Previously, David served as Director and Chair of FortisBC, Director of Lifelabs, Chair of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and as a director of numerous corporate and community boards. He is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal; David was invested in 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. In 2019, David was inducted into the Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame.

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.

Tamim Raad
Tamim Raad is a seasoned strategist, planner, and executive, leading work with public mobility entities across Canada (road, transit, air and marine). He is a Registered Professional Planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners and served as the Director of Strategic Planning and Policy with TransLink. Mr. Raad is the cofounder and principal of Access Planning, a strategic planning consultancy firm. Mr. Raad has overseen the creation of major regional strategies, developed megaprojects and large service programs, created new institutional and project governance models, and developed complex funding and delivery strategies for organizations, including TransLink, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (Pearson), Regional Transit Centre Metropolitan Transportation Commission, ARTM (Autorité Régionale de Transport Métropolitain), and San Francisco Transportation Authority.

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