Two new directors have been appointed to the BC Ferry Authority board, increasing the number of government appointees on the board from two to four, and replacing two community-at-large members.
Shona Anne Moore and Marvin Harold Shaffer have been appointed by order-in-council to the board for a three-year term. Their biographies are attached in a backgrounder.
Recent amendments to the Coastal Ferry Act, which have received royal assent, were made to strengthen the act and show an emphasis on public interest and the needs of people who rely on ferry service. The appointment of additional directors was one of the recommendations put forward by Blair Redlin as part of his operating review of the coastal ferry service.
The BC Ferry Authority is the shareholder of BC Ferries. Increasing the number of BC Ferry Authority directors appointed by government is one of the changes the Province is making to ensure the authority represents the broad public interest perspective when undertaking its role as the shareholder.
A backgrounder follows.