BC Ferries boss to become head of shipping association
Mike Corrigan, B.C. Ferries president and CEO, is taking a new job as head of the shipping association Interferry in April.
Photograph By LYLE STAFFORD, Times Colonist
B.C. Ferries president and CEO Mike Corrigan Mike Corrigan, B.C.
Ferries president and CEO, is taking a new job as head of the shipping association Interferry in April. Interferry represents more than 200 companies in the global ferry industry. “His experience leading B.C.
Ferries, one of the world’s largest ferry operators, means he comes to the position knowing first-hand what many of our members experience, and how regulations being set for deep-sea shipping are not always appropriate for ferry operations,” Interferry chairman Mike Grainger said today in Manila, where the trade association is holding its annual conference. Corrigan knows the challenges and opportunities that face the sector in the future, Grainger said in a release. Darrell Bryan, formerly president and CEO of Victoria Clipper, has been serving as interim CEO of Interferry since April.
Corrigan has sat as an Interferry director for six years, with a recent stint as treasurer. He announced in August that he would step down as Ferries president and CEO at the end of March 2017 when his contract expires. Corrigan took on the senior job at Ferries in 2012.
He joined Ferries in 2003. Interferry has consultative status with the International Maritime Organization, which is a United Nations agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. Corrigan said he is looking forward to making sure the ferry industry’s voice is represented to international regulators.
He plans to see that members maximize opportunities to network and to share best policies. “I am excited to be leading Interferry, advocate on behalf of our industry, focus efforts on passenger and operational safety and build the reputation of ferry operators around the world. Ferries has launched an executive search to replace Corrigan.
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