BC Ferries appoints new CFO

(VICTORIA, British Columbia) — BC Ferries is pleased to announce that Dennis M. Dodo has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer effective April 8, 2015.

“In this position, Mr. Dodo will report directly to me as a member of the Executive Management Committee. He will lead and oversee our Finance Division as well as have shared responsibilities for government and regulatory affairs,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ president and CEO.

Dodo brings extensive experience as a financial executive in various industries including nine years in the rate-regulated energy industry. Most recently as vice president of shared financial services for Ontario Power Generation, he has had many strategic achievements such as leading the financial function on one of Ontario’s largest infrastructure projects. “Mr. Dodo’s proven track record in leading key strategic initiatives will be a welcome addition to BC Ferries’ management team,” said Corrigan.

Dodo is a certified public accountant and holds a master of business administration (accounting) degree from Revier College in New Hampshire, as well as a graduate certificate in international finance and accounting from the University of the District of Columbia.

In making this announcement, BC Ferries also confirmed that current executive vice president and chief financial officer, Robert. P. Clarke will defer his planned retirement and transition into a new role on April 1, 2015 to lead BC Ferries’ new business transformation programs. These programs include the Fare Flexibility and Digital Experience Initiative and the Automated Customer Experience Program, which are e-commerce and information technology upgrades that will drive significant change in how BC Ferries does business and serves its customers over the next decade.

“I am very appreciative of Mr. Clarke’s decision to defer his planned retirement so that he can continue to oversee these programs that are so critical to our long-term success,” said Corrigan.

Under contract to the Province of British Columbia, BC Ferries is the service provider responsible for the delivery of safe, efficient and dependable ferry service along coastal British Columbia.

By Professional Mariner Staff