Leader to Leader – WV Exchange is a series of discussions hosted by Mayor Mary-Ann Booth with guest business leaders addressing a range of topics important to the growth and vitality of West Vancouver businesses.
Join Mayor Booth for a discussion with Mark Collins, CEO, BC Ferries
Thursday March 4, 2021 – 3-4:30pm
BC Ferries is the largest passenger ferry line in North America and considered a leader on the world stage of marine transportation. It connects communities, families, and industries providing an essential link from the mainland to island and more remote communities.
One of these mainland connections is Horseshoe Bay- servicing millions of residents and visitors each year. A strong relationship with our ferry neighbours is critical to a vibrant West Vancouver with opportunities to service residents plus grow our visitor and tourism markets.
Coastal ferry service began running out of Horseshoe Bay in 1951. Now 70 years later join Mayor Booth and Mark Collins for a discussion on future plans for the Horseshoe Bay terminal, learnings from local community engagement, insights from managing through COVID-19, and looking forward to what the summer may bring.
About Mark Collins
Born in an island community, and with 35 years’ of marine experience, Mark understands the importance of a reliable ferry service to people’s lives and the local economy. Before becoming President & CEO, Mark held leadership positions with BC Ferries for 11 years and also served as President of both Rolls Royce Marine Brazil and Italy. He has an MBA in Transport and Logistics from UBC, a certificate in Strategic Leadership from Oxford, a BA in Marine Geography from Saint Marys, and a Diploma of Mechanical (Marine) Engineering from Memorial University.