Mark Collins Commences Role as new President & CEO of BC Ferries

PFM Executive Search congratulates Mark Collins as he begins his new position as President & CEO of BC Ferries – one of the largest ferry operators in the world, providing year-round vehicle and passenger service on 24 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 34 vessels.

Following a competition with candidates from around the world expressing interest in the position of CEO, the Board of Directors for BC Ferries named Mark to the senior leadership position.  He brings experience as a senior marine executive for the past 20 years, including past roles as the President of Rolls Royce Marine Brazil and Italy, and Vice President of Global Technical Services, CSL Group. Previous to being named CEO, Mark was Vice President of Strategic Planning & Community Engagement at BC Ferries, and was the Vice President, Engineering between 2004 and 2012.

When making the appointment, Board Chair Donald Hayes said, “Mark Collins has demonstrated his ability to lead teams and work collaboratively with diverse groups, skills we believe to be vital for the CEO position.” Hayes added, “Mr. Collins cares deeply for the company, its employees and the people in coastal communities who regularly use our services. The Board looks forward to working with him in his new role.”

Donald Hayes said the Board unanimously agreed that Mark Collins has the ideal combination of maritime experience, academic training, operational expertise and leadership skills. Mark has 35 years of marine experience, 20 of them in executive leadership positions; holds a Master of Business Administration (Transport and Logistics) and a Diploma of Technical (Marine) Engineering; has delivered more than $1 billion worth of projects on-time and on-budget; and has been a Marine Engineer Officer on oil tankers, bulk carriers, container vessels and fishing vessels.

“We will continue our focus on safety,” said Collins. “And I will work with my team to continue to deliver a travel experience for our customers that is reliable, safe and enjoyable, and ensure BC Ferries is viewed as an asset to coastal communities. I look forward to working with the provincial government, the B.C. Ferry Commission, our employees and ferry dependent communities to deliver excellent service and an excellent experience.”

PFM Executive Search is pleased to have been engaged by the Board of Directors in facilitating an inclusive search process that involved a wide variety of key stakeholders and partner groups.

For almost 25-years PFM Executive Search has assisted Boards, Selection Committees and decision-makers in recruiting world-class leaders to world-class organizations.  Our firm is recognized as a leader in executive search in Canada.

 

 

David Fleugel – Chief Constable for the Port Moody Police Department

PFM Executive Search recently completed a national search for the new Police Chief for the City of Port Moody and the Police Board has announced the selection of David Fleugel as Chief Constable effective April 1, 2017.

Chief Fleugel has 25 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), including extensive experience in patrol, property crimes, major crimes, drug enforcement, leadership, and strategic planning. He will be leaving his current role as Superintendent and Officer in Charge with Ridge Meadows RCMP where he leads 122 police officers and 45 civilian support staff who provide police services for the cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

“On behalf of the Board, the City, and the community, I would like to welcome Chief Fleugel to the Port Moody Police Department,” said Mayor Mike Clay, chair of the Port Moody Police Board. “Chief Fleugel brings a tremendous amount of expertise and leadership experience to his new role as chief constable, and we look forward to working with him as he guides the department in their exceptional efforts to serve and protect our community.”

Before joining Ridge Meadows RCMP in 2011, Chief Fleugel acted as one of the first regional duty officers for the RCMP Lower Mainland District, and held the position of operations officer with Burnaby RCMP, the second largest RCMP detachment in Canada. He is committed to continuous learning and professional development. Chief Fleugel has a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University, as well as certificates in criminal justice from the University of Virginia and incident command system from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He is also a proud graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Chief Fleugel succeeds Chief Constable Chris Rattenbury, who is retiring after more than 26 years with the Port Moody Police Department.

PFM Executive Search wishes Chief Fleugel great success with the Port Moody Police Department

Our search firm provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

Aga Jendo – Director, Finance & Operations for West Point Grey Academy

PFM Executive Search is proud to announce the selection of Aga Jendo as West Point Grey Academy’s (WPGA) new Director, Finance & Operations. Aga completed her BA in Economics at SFU and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.  In her career, she’s led the finance function with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the BC Cancer Agency, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Terry Fox Foundation. Aga was attracted to WPGA because of the independent school’s strong values, its outstanding reputation and her own keen interest in education.

PFM Executive Search wishes Aga every success in her new role.

Our search firm provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

Harry Gray – Executive Director for Resident Doctors of BC

PFM Executive Search is pleased to announce the placement of Harry Gray as the new Executive Director of Resident Doctors of BC. Harry brings an extensive and dynamic skillset and more than 30 years of leadership experience in the public, educational, and healthcare sectors.

Harry possesses a multitude of knowledge and experience in labor relations, negotiations, and human resources, having worked previously in various leadership roles for Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the Health Employers Association of BC, and Vacouver Coastal Health. With Harry’s unique dual perspective in the healthcare and educational sector, Board Chair David Kim says “Harry is the perfect fit to carry our organization to new heights”.

Resident Doctors of BC is a certified trade union representing the interests of over 1300 residents in collective bargaining. Residents are doctors engaged in supervised training in a medical specialty for an average of two to five years prior to independent practice.

Congratulations to Harry on this exciting new challenge!

Our search firm provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

PFM Executive Search in Northern Canada

PFM Executive Search is pleased to have successfully concluded two nation-wide searches on behalf of the Government of Northwest Territories. PFM is proud to play a part in supporting northern Canadian communities in their drive to attract and develop world class talent, and act as trusted advisor to the north’s governments and industries.

Dr. Joe Dragon

Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources

PFM Executive Search congratulates Dr. Joe Dragon on his appointment to Government of Northwest Territories as Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Dragon was born in Fort Smith and is a member of the Smith’s Landing First Nation. He returns to the NWT after holding several senior management positions with federal government. Currently the Director General, Workforce Development with the Department of National Defense, Dr. Dragon holds a PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Alberta. Dr. Dragon’s appointment will take effect March 1, 2017.

Joe Dragon

Mr. Tom Jensen

Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment

Mr. Tom Jensen joined GNWT in summer of 2016 as Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment. Previous to this, Mr. Jensen was an Executive with the Government of British Columbia for the past 23 years, most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister of Timber Operations, Pricing and First Nations Relations, with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Over the past 12 years, Mr. Jensen has been an Assistant Deputy Minister in a range of Ministries, including Community and Rural Development; Attorney General; and, Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services. His pursuit of post-secondary education and career experience has provided opportunities to live in the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Mr. Jensen has a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Manitoba and Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University in Montreal.

DM Tom Jensen Headshot

PFM Executive Search wishes Dr. Dragon and Mr. Jensen every success in their respective roles within Government of Northwest Territories.

Based in Vancouver, PFM Executive Search, along with our Panorama Global Search Partners, provide outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations.  The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.