Interesting read. Most of them have joined the company within the last 4 or 5 years. Only 2 or 3 of them "worked their way up" from actually working on the ferries. The rest dropped in from other jobs. A few more do have some maritime experience. Interesting that one member was once the General Manager of the Alaska ferries.
What do you guys make of the team's makeup? Four women, fifteen men. One out of the 19 is from a visible minority. I'm not usually one to make an issue out of such things, but that seems pretty odd by British Columbia's standards.
Post by Low Light Mike on Aug 10, 2007 23:42:23 GMT -8
Yes, I've seen that page, and been there a few times.
Mostly, I've noticed the various categories of VP that they have. They have the usual large number of VP's with different responsibilities. I've noticed responsibilities broken down by: - engineering - fleet ops - communications. - HR - Legal - etc. This breakdown of VP areas gave me some insight into how the mgmt is structured at BCFS....I found that part interesting.
I've also noted the internal-audit dept, which reports direct to the Board. (yeah, the auditing is where the excitement is at )
But I've never really wondered about the gender or ethnicity issue; which is unusual for me, perhaps the most curious person on this forum?. I have noticed the small number of women, and the fact that they are in the non-technical areas of responsibility.
I don't know if this is typical of the shipping/transportation industry.
Re nationality backgrounds, I wonder how many of the VP's have United Kingdom accents? Is this still a major "talent source" for this industry?