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Joy Macphail Appointed Chair of the Board Of Directors

Press Release

VICTORIA – British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (“BC Ferries”) announces that Joy MacPhail has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of BC Ferries effective June 29, 2022. Previous Board Chair, Brenda Eaton’s term came to a close on June 23, 2022.

Joy MacPhail most recently completed a five-year term as chair of the Insurance Corporation of BC. Ms. MacPhail has also been a director of the boards of Delta Hotels and SilverBirch Hotels. Ms. MacPhail served as chair of the Expert Panel on the Future of Housing for the governments of Canada and B.C. and was also chair of the Mobility Pricing Panel. Ms. MacPhail is a trustee of Adler University in Chicago and Vancouver, and a director on the boards of Covenant House Vancouver and Arthritis Research Canada. Ms. MacPhail is the vice chair of Nch’Kay Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation). The Governor General of Canada appointed Ms. MacPhail to the Order of Canada in December 2021.

The BC Ferries Board thanks Ms. Eaton for her commitment and valuable service as Chair and Board member. Her leadership and strategic direction, particularly during the global pandemic, has helped the company emerge from the challenge well positioned to serve the public interest.

BC Ferries is an independent company providing ferry services on the west coast of British Columbia.

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Media Contact:
BC Ferries, Media Relations
Victoria: (250) 978-1267Customer Contact:
Victoria: (250) 410-1465
Toll-free: 1-888-BCFERRY (1-888-223-3779)

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