Subsequent to Ewan Moir having left his position as President and CEO of Port of Nanaimo on October 19, Ian Marr, Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration, and Mike Davidson, Vice President of Real Estate, will co-manage the CEO position. Mr. Moir had become CEO after the retirement of former CEO Bernie Dumas a year ago.
“We are very pleased to have two quality individuals who have served the Port so well for many years who are willing, capable and able to help steer the path for the foreseeable future,” says NPA Chair Michelle Corfield. “Both Ian and Mike have excellent reputations and are well-liked and respected within the NPA organization, and in the community.” NPA Vice-Chair Donna Hais commented that “The combination of skills and background from Mike and Ian puts us in very capable hands during this transition time.”
Originally from Scotland, Marr started working for the Nanaimo Harbour Commission, as it was then called, in 1987, in property leasing. A Certified General Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant, he has been in his current position for five years.
Davidson graduated from Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University), joined the Port in 1985 and has been in managing Port properties since 1992. “The Port has a lot of good things going right now,” Davidson says, pointing to the recently announced $18 million Vehicle Processing Centre, and the $10 million Western Canada Marine Response Corporation operation, as well as the expected arrival of the Island Ferry Service from downtown Nanaimo to downtown Vancouver foot passenger ferry that is anticipated to start next year following the completion of negotiations for a terminal site in Vancouver.