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Executive Director

Job ID: 106609
Location: Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Executive
Company: Boyden
Contact: Barbara Morrison
Address: 710 - 1050 West Pender Street
Vancouver V6E3S7
Phone: 6046850261

Job Description
Executive Director
Centre of Excellence for Marine Transportation of Oil and LNG Commodities in Canada Society
Vancouver, BC

Marine transportation is forecast to continue increasing in British Columbia in the coming years. The sensitivities surrounding the shipping of oil and LNG commodities have prompted the formation of an organization to enable sound development decisions, enhanced research and development and effective ongoing management with the best possible information regarding environmental risks, including the capacity to mitigate and manage them. Industry, government and Port Metro Vancouver have identified a need for a central collaborative body to become the leading source of information on best practice marine transportation of oil and LNG commodities on Canada’s Pacific Coast and, in response to this need, are proud to announce the creation of the Centre of Excellence for Marine Transportation of Oil and LNG Commodities in Canada Society (“CoE” or “Centre of Excellence”).

Coordinating and combining resources to facilitate research and development in this area, the Centre of Excellence will help improve knowledge and best practices for oil spill preparedness and response, and assist Canada in becoming a leader in the safe and sustainable marine transportation of bulk liquids. The CoE will enable more productive conversations surrounding the understanding of risks, mitigation measures, current practices, and potential for future growth in this sector, and in doing so will contribute to Canadian national prosperity and international trade.

The new Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors for providing overall leadership to and management of the Centre of Excellence, ensuring that its strategic and operating objectives are achieved in the context of broad range of stakeholder interest and in accordance with applicable legislation and the policies established by the Board of Directors. Coordinating and promoting world class best practices in marine transportation of petroleum products is at the heart of this role and is also a critical component of sustaining the spectacular, yet sensitive marine environment in Canada.

You are an experienced organizational leader with expertise in research coordination, government/stakeholder relations, and public policy development. Having successfully brought together numerous, diverse stakeholders and worked in rigorous regulatory environments, you will be a strategic and independent thinker with track records of developing community/stakeholder linkages. Because this is a start-up organization, self-starters who ideally have built an early stage organization are preferred, as is some form of maritime knowledge or expertise.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Barbara Morrison, Patrick Reynolds or Ken Werker in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261. To apply for this position, please email: Please indicate the position title and organization you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
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