By Mark Edward Nero
BC Ferries President and CEO Mike Corrigan is stepping down from his role as President and CEO, effective March 31, 2017, at the completion of his current contract, BC Ferries’ Board Chair Donald Hayes announced during the company’s annual public meeting on Aug. 19.
An executive search has already commenced to identify Corrigan’s successor, with the Board considering both internal and external candidates.
“Mike has been with BC Ferries for the past 13 years and has had a distinguished career throughout that time,” Hayes said. “Mike is leaving the company in a very good place and has done an outstanding job as our President and CEO for the past almost five years.”
Corrigan said the decision to leave BC Ferries wasn’t an easy one to make.
“It is never easy to step down and let someone else take the helm. So I’m stepping down with mixed emotions, because my time at BC Ferries has been tremendously rewarding and satisfying, and I’ve had the opportunity to work with an outstanding group of people – and a very supportive Board. But I am at a stage in my career that I feel it is time to pursue new opportunities.”
Hayes said that the Board appreciates the lengthy notice Corrigan provided, and has a plan in place to ensure the transition to a new CEO is a smooth one.
BC Ferries, under contract to the Canadian Province of British Columbia, is the service provider responsible for the delivery of safe, efficient and dependable ferry service along coastal BC.