Mark Collins’ Leadership Breakfast

Last week on May 8th, PFM Executive Search hosted a special breakfast with the new CEO of BC Ferries, Mark Collins. Held on the North Shore, Mark presented to community and business leaders with a view to discussing the operation aspects of BC Ferries and the outline of plans for the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver. Mark addressed a variety of items, including the focus by BC Ferries to be a future-oriented enterprise that is trusted and valued by communities and customers alike. Under Mark’s leadership, BC Ferries is working to connect communities and customers to the people and places that are important in their lives.

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Kent Meston – Director, Technology Services – Infrastructure & Enterprise Applications for Vancouver Airport Authority

PFM would like to congratulate Kent Meston on his new role as Director, Technology Services with YVR. Kent brings over 18 years of leadership experience, most recently as a Director of the Business Technology division at the BC Lottery Corporation. Kent is a genuine people person and has a successful track record of leading significant technology initiatives in large complex organizations. He also has excellent business acumen. When he’s not at work, Kent enjoys running, road cycling and golf. He is a musician and is active in his community in White Rock. Kent’s start date with YVR is February 5th, 2018.

Dave Earle – Chief Executive Officer for BC Trucking Association

PFM is thrilled to congratulate Dave Earle on his appointment to Chief Executive Officer at the BC Trucking Association.

Dave joins BCTA from the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC where he held the position of Vice President, Government Relations and HR Services. Previous to this, Dave worked within the provincial government in the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Attorney General.

Among his Board and Committee duties, Dave is the Past President of the Employers’ Forum, Employer Caucus Chair for WorkSafeBC’s Policy and Practice Consultation Committee and Secretary of the Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council. He also served as Co-Chair for the BC Construction Industry Substance Testing and Treatment Program, Construction Industry Rehabilitation Program and as a member of the Construction Association Sector Advisory Council for the Industry Training Authority.

As President & CEO of BCTA, Dave will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the association and for promoting the interests and image of its members and the trucking industry to governments, the business community and the public.

Dave brings to BCTA extensive experience in policy advocacy and development with strong, long-standing relationships in government and the broader business community.

Dave holds a BA, Communications and Political Science, from Simon Fraser University and has studied at Camosun College and the Niagara Institute.

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PFM Team Volunteers at Powell Street Getaway

PFM Executive Search strives to make an impact at the community level by supporting a diversity of organizations that make a difference. During the holiday season, PFM was proud to volunteer at the Powell Street Getaway, which is also known as the Living Room Activity/Drop-in Centre.

The Powell Street Getaway is a resource centre for adults in the downtown east side who have serious mental illness, mental or physical disabilities. The centre offers a safe environment and a range of programs and services, including computer and camera clubs, meditation, skill development and education groups. Meals are also offered daily.

We all know that the holidays can be a very difficult and challenging time for many. To show our admiration and support for the amazing work The Powell Street Getaway is doing for the local community, the entire PFM staff recently visited the centre. Staff got involved in preparing gifts, wrapping presents, sorting donated clothing and prepping food for the holiday season.

PFM was delighted to volunteer and show our support for this initiative, and we wish everyone at the Powell Street Getaway a safe and happy new year!

Winnie Shi – Chief Financial Officer for InTransit BC

PFM Executive Search is delighted to announce the appointment of Winnie Shi to the role of Chief Financial Officer with InTransitBC, owner of Vancouver’s rapid transit train line, the Canada Line.

Winnie joins InTransitBC from KPMG, where she spent more than twenty years in the Global Infrastructure Advisory practice, including seven years as a Partner. Winnie’s experience in Public-Private-Partnerships in Canada and internationally, along with her expertise in accounting, project finance and audit, procurement, and strategic planning, made her the natural choice for this coveted position.

In addition to her career with KPMG, Winnie is a founding member of the BC Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) and she regularly volunteers in the community with organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Vancouver.

PFM is thrilled to have been selected to lead this search in partnership with InTransitBC and we wish Winnie continued success in her career. PFM Executive Search is known for its ability to work effectively with Boards and Selection Committees in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and for its skill in recruiting talented senior leaders to executive positions.