PFM Executive search was delighted to work with the Board of Directors of the Nanaimo Port Authority in the recruitment and appointment of a new President & CEO for this progressive west coast Federal port.
Ewan Moir is the new CEO, a position held for over 8 years by Bernie Dumas until his recent retirement. PFM Executive Search worked with the Board on Bernie’s appointment 8 years ago and was pleased to be asked most recently to conduct the national search for his successor, a demonstration of solid working relationships with client groups.
In making the formal announcement, Nanaimo Port Authority Chair, Moira Jenkins noted Ewan Moir’s extensive career in related marine industry areas around the world in senior management positions in Norway, United Kingdom, Singapore, Holland and India.
“The board conducted an extensive search and met with many highly-qualified applicants. Ewan’s worldwide leadership and management experience really stood out and we were unanimous in our decision. His people-focused leadership style, vast industry expertise and exceptional business development skills will serve to build on the excellent foundation already established at NPA”, Jenkins said.
Ewan Moir has 20 years of senior corporate business experience contributing to strategy and operational performance and is known as an analytical thinker with a strong record of initiating and implementing business strategies to develop sustainable and profitable growth. He labels himself a team builder and coach in skills development, with extensive experience in managing a union environment. He has a graduate degree – MBA from Queen’s University, and is a Certified Professional Accountant. He also has an HND in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University College, U.K.
PFM Executive Search worked closely with the Board of Directors of the Port of Nanaimo and engaged key stakeholders and partner groups at the outset of the process. In creating a search process based on the current and future needs of the port, PFM Executive Search was able to facilitate a proactive search process that met the needs of the Board seeking an open, fair and transparent competition.
For over 25 years PFM Executive has been a leader in Canadian executive search, and is known for its ability to work effectively with diverse selection committees and boards in both the private and public sectors.