October 27, 2009 09:24 ET

Appointment to Pacific Pilotage Authority

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - Canada's Transport Minister John Baird and the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Minister of State (Transport) today announced the appointment of Captain Raymond Goode to the board of directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a term of four years, effective November 19, 2009.

"I am very pleased that Captain Goode has agreed to serve on the Pacific Pilotage Authority board of directors," said Baird. "His experience in west coast pilotage and business management in the marine industry will be a tremendous asset for the Authority."

Raymond Goode has been a marine pilot on the west coast for the past 22 years. His extensive experience as a professional mariner includes service as Chief Officer and Captain for Imperial Oil and 15 years as an officer in the Canadian Naval Reserve. In 1993 Captain Goode was appointed to the board of directors of British Columbia Coast Pilots Ltd., eventually serving as Secretary-Treasurer and finally President from 2000 - 2001. Captain Goode's tenure with these companies also included roles in strategic planning and human resources management, as well as participation in industry conferences and committees.

"Captain Goode's appointment is a win for the Pacific Pilotage Authority," said Minister Merrifield. "He brings both operational and administrative experience to the board."

The Pacific Pilotage Authority is a Crown corporation created in 1972 under the Pilotage Act. It operates and maintains safe and effective marine pilotage and related services in the coastal waters of British Columbia, including the Fraser River.

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Contact Information

  • Chris Day
    Press Secretary
    Office of Canada's Transport Minister,
    John Baird, Ottawa