Location: Prince Rupert, BC
The Prince Rupert Port Authority (“PRPA” or “Port”) supports and enhances Canadian international trade through the Prince Rupert transportation logistics corridor. It currently features six modern terminals, providing a total of 40 million tonnes of diversified shipping capacity for intermodal, dry bulk, break bulk, and liquid bulk cargoes, as well as cruise passengers. The Authority operates in a hybrid environment with a commercial mandate in a public policy framework and is governed by an independent Board of Directors.
The retirement of a long-term President & CEO (“CEO”) has created an opportunity for a new organizational leader to bring a fresh perspective to continue on the successes of PRPA over the past 10 years. A decade ago, the Port and town were struggling when they embarked on a new container strategy that has proven highly successful.
PRPA has a sustainable growth mandate due to anticipated increases in Canadian trade. It also has land available for expansion of existing terminals and development of new ones. Working to further the Port’s relationships with First Nations, local governments and project proponents will be key to facilitating the anticipated growth in a sustainable manner. The new CEO will conduct business in the public light in a multi-stakeholder environment, and will shape the impact of the organization on a broad range of people in the local community, the transportation sector, and across the corridor.
Expanding related services, such as logistics and warehousing provided by the local business community in order to become a full service port operation, will also be vital to success. Furthermore, the organization is working towards a vision to be the most secure port in North America.
The Port is seeking an experienced executive leader who has worked in an industrial organization with significant logistical operations, ideally the transportation sector, and understands the important role played by progressive port operations. The new CEO will be a team builder with inspirational leadership skills and the demonstrated ability to enhance innovation and develop succession in an organization. In addition, exceptional relationship building and communication skills will be key characteristics of the new CEO. Strong business acumen, public presentation, and media relations experience will also be valued. Prince Rupert is a small coastal city of about 15,000 people, including its surrounding communities, in a one-of-a-kind setting on Northwest BC’s Pacific Coast. The City includes several small coastal communities within its direct proximity. Trade, transportation, and the Port are the most important local economic drivers, but vital industries like commercial fishing and tourism continue to contribute significantly to its socioeconomic health. PRPA provides the rare opportunity to be challenged in a global business, while thriving in the charm of a small oceanside community. Living in Prince Rupert is a requirement of the Board of Directors for their new President & CEO.
For more information, please call either Patrick Reynolds, Craig Hemer or Brian MacDonald at 604-685-0261. To submit your application online, please click here.