Jul 10, 2015

Connecting Communities & Business Leaders

By PFM Search


(Photo above left to right: PFM Partner, Shaun Carpenter; Victoria Mayor, Lisa Helps; GVHA CEO, Ian Robertson)

In an effort to connect community and business leaders together, PFM Executive Search hosted a special breakfast in Victoria at which Ian Robertson – our newly recruited CEO candidate for the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) – provided an outline of priorities for the organization and some exciting plans for the future.

Ian described for us some emerging GVHA initiatives for increasing economic development within the region, such as a greater collaboration within the tourism sector, especially with the cruise ship industry.  Many of his remarks touched on building strong working relationships and partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including First Nations.

Guests attending this event included the Mayor of Victoria, Lisa Helps (pictured above), Capital Regional District Chair and Mayor of Oak Bay, Nils Jensen, as well as other key business and community leaders from across the Capital region.  The breakfast was hosted by PFM Executive Search Partners, George Madden, Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail.

Gatherings such as these that PFM executive Search hosts are not only a great opportunity to provide information to an influential group of individuals in an informal format but it also provides a chance for people to network and share experiences.  Our firm sees great value in hosting these private breakfast sessions as part of our own executive search firm’s community investment activities, linking leaders together from various BC communities, including Victoria, in a social environment where ideas are generated.