The Nanaimo Port Authority announced Michelle Corfield, left, has been elected the new chairwoman of the board of directors, with Donna Hais to be vice-chairwoman. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo Port Authority elects new board chairwoman

The port announced Michelle Corfield is the new chairwoman, with Donna Hais to be vice-chairwoman

Nanaimo Port Authority’s board of directors moved quickly to elect a new chairwoman and vice-chairwoman.

The port announced Friday that Michelle Corfield is the new chairwoman of the Nanaimo Port Authority board, with Donna Hais to be the vice-chairwoman.

Corfield was elected by acclamation after the previous chairwoman, Moira Jenkins, resigned earlier in the week.

“I am excited to work with the team in this new role,” Corfield said in a press release. “I believe that we will be able to work collaboratively and collectively with our community partners to position Nanaimo for new economic opportunities.”

Corfield joined the board as the City of Nanaimo’s municipal appointee in 2015.

Hais has served on the board since 2014.

“I am excited to be working with such a dynamic and innovative group of people as we grow the business of the port and create new opportunities for our community,” Hais said in the release.

Nanaimo’s Port Authority president and CEO Ewan Moir said he has worked with Corfield and Hais on a number of initiatives this fall and has been “very impressed with their local knowledge, business acumen and board governance experience.”

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