PFM Executive Search was pleased to be engaged in the national recruitment of the Director, Risk & Insurance for BC Ferries, one of the largest ferry operators in the world. The company provides year-round vehicle and passenger service on 25 routes on west coast coastal waters to 47-different terminals with a fleet of 35 vessels. It is an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services on the west Coast of Canada.
The national search has led to the appointment of Tom Phipps. Tom holds CPA, CA and CIA designations and joins BC Ferries with several years of leadership experience having recently led the Internal Audit teams for both the University of Victoria and the Vancouver Airport Authority. Prior to this, he held the position of Manager, Corporate Treasury for Canadian Forest Products which included the company’s insurance program.
In this position, Tom will report directly to the Treasurer of BC Ferries and will work across the organization on a variety of corporate initiatives.
PFM Executive Search has been engaged on a variety of senior leadership roles at BC Ferries over the years including working directly with the Board of Directors on the selection of the Chief Executive Officer. We are proud of being a BC owned and operated company working with other British Columbia companies.