Nanaimo Names Marr Port CEO, Davidson COO

The Port of Nanaimo has announced that Ian Marr (pictured above, left) has been named to the permanent post of chief executive officer, and Mike Davidson (pictured above, right) as chief operating officer. Marr had shared the co-CEO title with Davidson for the past several months.

‘We are very pleased to announce Ian as our new CEO,” commented Michelle Corfield, chair of the Port of Nanaimo board. “It is gratifying to have two dependable, long-term employees with deep local roots ready to serve and help us build on our strengths moving forward. They have proven themselves to be trustworthy public servants and we are confident that with Ian as CEO and Mike as COO, our administration team is in good hands.”

Marr, a certified general accountant and chartered professional accountant, had served the previous five years as senior vice president of finance & administration. Originally from Scotland, Marr started working for the Nanaimo Harbour Commission, as it was then called, in 1987, in property leasing.

Davidson raised in Nanaimo, joined the port in 1985 after graduating from Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University) and has been managing port properties since 1992.  

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