Executive

Manuel Achadinha - Bio Photo

Manuel Achadinha

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Achadinha assumed the role of President and CEO in 2008. Since his tenure as CEO, annual revenue and ridership have grown to over $261 million and 51 million passengers, respectively. In his 20 plus year career, Mr. Achadinha has built a reputation for his strong work ethic, results-oriented drive and exceptional ability to forge and maintain strategic alliances.

Mr. Achadinha works closely with the leadership team on implementing BC Transit's business strategy. He represents BC Transit with riders around the province, as well as partners, businesses, government leaders and other key external groups. Mr. Achadinha is also focused on BC Transit's sustainability efforts with a commitment to lead the growth of transit-oriented communities across the province.

Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Achadinha was with BC Ferries as the Vice President of Terminal Operations with management responsibility for several operating groups. In addition, he held a senior position at the Treasury Board with the Province of British Columbia.

Mr. Achadinha serves on the Board of Directors of the Braefoot Community Association. He is a frequent speaker at business and transportation forums across Canada. He attended the University of Victoria and received a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Masters of Public Administration.

 

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Brian Anderson

Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Brian joined BC Transit in 2010 as the Vice President, Business Development to ensure that people, processes and technology aligned with corporate business strategy. Assuming the role of VP, Operations in March 2014, he is responsible for strategic oversight of the expansion and deployment of services across the 130 communities served by BC Transit. Brian is committed to maintaining a culture of safety and operational excellence to ensure that employees, customers, transit partners and other stakeholders continue to enjoy best-in-class services.

Brian has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria and is a Certified Management Accountant. Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter or woodworking.

 

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Erinn Pinkerton

Vice President, Business Development and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

As Vice President of Business Development and CIO, Erinn leads Corporate Planning, Sales, Marketing and Communications, Information Technology and the Regional Transit Planning and Scheduling teams for BC Transit.

She is responsible for the overall development of the strategic plan and implementation of all corporate planning activities including strategic analysis, enterprise resource planning, revenue generation and business planning.

She has led development and public consultation efforts for numerous multi-million dollar capital projects and transportation plans, including Transit Future Plans, Victoria Regional Rapid Transit project and Kelowna Rapid Bus.

Her team liaises with municipal, provincial, stakeholder and community partners to ensure the transit needs of the 130 communities are met. 

Erinn has over 14 years of experience in the transportation industry and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Masters of Business Administration. She is a member of Tourism Victoria's Transportation Committee and the Urban Development Institute.

 

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Aaron Lamb

Vice President, Asset Management

As the Vice President of Asset Management, Aaron is responsible for the management of BC Transit's provincial fleet and fixed assets (and, as of 2014, environment and climate action). Aaron joined BC Transit in 2000 as a fleet engineer and has held a number of positions, including: Maintenance Planner, Manager of Fleet Engineering and Director of Vehicle Asset Management.

Aaron Lamb graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer. Aaron also holds a MBA from Royal Roads University.

 

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Greg Conner

Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Secretary

Greg joined BC Transit in 2015 with 25 years of experience in human resources and labour relations. As the Vice President of Human Resources, Greg is responsible for leading strategies to support BC Transit’s Human Resources Action Plan in the key areas of talent management, culture, labour relations and policies and procedures.

Greg has worked at a number of public and private sector organizations, including the Province of B.C., Camosun College and HP Advanced Solutions in senior level roles. In addition to being an active volunteer with the United Way, Greg has taught at the University of Victoria’s School of Business and School of Public Administration and also serves on the Board of the Human Resource Management Association and Beacon Community Services.

 

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Alan Thomas

Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Alan is responsible for all financial management functions and oversight within the company including accounting, financial planning, financial operations and treasury. He also engages in enterprise-wide strategic planning, sharing accountability for the overall achievement of the organization’s results.  Prior to joining BC Transit in August 2015, Alan worked in both the private and public sectors including BC Emergency Health Services and Aspreva Pharmaceuticals in Victoria.  He is a Certified Management Accountant, with a MBA from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Ontario.

In his spare time, Alan serves on the Board for the Victoria International Festivals’ Society and Beacon Hill Little League Baseball.