Brenda Eaton is new chair of B.C. Ferries board of directors

Brenda Eaton is the new chair of the board of directors of B.C. Ferries.

She took on the role April 1 after John Horning stepped down at the end of March, wrapping up the maximum eight-year term limit on the board.

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Eaton has served on the board since 2019.

In the past 15 years, she has sat a number of boards — private, public, Crown corporation and not-for-profit organizations.

At this time, Eaton is chair of Westland Insurance, and serves on the boards of LifeLabs, RBC’s Global Asset Management independent review committee, Victoria’s sewage treatment project board, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Canadian Red Cross and the Vancouver Foundation.

Eaton previously held senior positions in the B.C. pubic service, including deputy minister to the premier, and deputy minister of finance and Treasury Board

She has also served as chief financial officer and vice-president for operations support for the former Capital Health Region. She has a master’s degree in economics and is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

— Times Colonist

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