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BC Ferries announces new board appointments

By BCShippingNews 03 July 2018
BC Ferries announces new board appointments
Judith Sayers and Brenda Eaton elected to Ferry Board...

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. is proud to announce that Judith Sayers and Brenda Eaton have been elected to the Board of Directors of British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. effective June 28, 2018 and January 1, 2019, respectively.

Dr. 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 honourary 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.

Ms. 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, FortisBC, Westland Insurance, and Victoria’s sewage treatment project board, in addition to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Vancouver Foundation, and Max Bell Foundation. Ms. Eaton 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. Ms. Eaton has a Bachelor (Honours) and Master’s degree in Economics.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., Chair Donald P. Hayes welcomes Dr. Sayers and Ms. Eaton to their new roles. British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. also announced the re-election of Gordon M. Kukec to serve as a Director for a further term on the Board.

The elections to the Board were made by B.C. Ferry Authority, the shareholder of British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. “The Authority holds the view that a diverse Board makes prudent business sense and makes for good corporate governance,” said Yuri L. Fulmer, Chair of the B.C. Ferry Authority Board. “Within the over-riding objective of ensuring that the Board of BC Ferries possesses the appropriate skills and experience, the Authority also seeks to maintain a composition of talented and dedicated Directors with a diverse mix of backgrounds that is reflective of the nature of the business environment in which the company operates, and the people and the communities it serves. These elections ensure the Board continues to have a depth of appropriate skills and experience while advancing the Board’s diversity priorities.”