Governance


The Prince Rupert Port Authority is a local port authority constituted under the Canada Marine Act, and Letters Patent issued under the Act, to operate the Port in the Prince Rupert Harbour. We’re an autonomous and commercially viable agency, governed by an independent Board of Directors with full control over all Port decisions. Our mandate is to facilitate and expand the movement of cargo and passengers through the Port of Prince Rupert.

The Board of Directors ensures that the Prince Rupert Port Authority continues to work towards becoming internationally recognized as one of the most competitive and diversified gateway ports for North American trade on the Pacific West Coast.

Board of Directors

Frans Tjallingii

Board Chair


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Following work for the Netherlands government dealing with international maritime environmental treaties and conventions, Frans joined SMIT in 2004, focusing on global business development and heading up the company’s activities in Gabon, West Africa. Frans is the co-founder and Chair of the New Leaf Project, a not-for-profit pioneering new approaches to homelessness, and also chairs the First Nations Housing Foundation.

John Farrell

Board Vice Chair and Conduct Committee Chair


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John is a Prince Rupert resident and business owner with extensive leadership experience in the community. He was appointed to the Board by the City of Prince Rupert and the District of Port Edward, filling a designated position as per the Port Authority’s letters patent.

Jennifer Clarke

Board Director and Human Resources and Compensation Committee Chair


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Jennifer is President of JPC Strategies Ltd., which provides clients with project management, communications and policy advice. She served three terms on Vancouver City Council, from 1993 to 2002, during which she was a member of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and TransLink boards. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Ms. Clarke has taught local government in the political science department at the University of British Columbia.

Kenneth Clayton

Board Director and Major Projects Committee Chair


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Ken has served on PRPA’s Board since 2014. Since 1990, he has served as President of Humphrey Construction, a general contracting firm whose projects include many in the mining, port and fishing industries throughout North America. In 2010 he was made a Fellow of Engineers Canada, a distinction honouring individuals who have given noteworthy service to the engineering profession.

Beverley Clifton Percival

Board Director


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Beverly began her career at the ‘Ksan Historical Village as a museum curator before becoming a program coordinator and instructor with Coast Mountain College. She has served as a negotiator with the Gitxsan Treaty Society, representing the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs to advance legal protection of Gitxsan rights and title. Today, she is health director for the Witset First Nation.

Peter Lantin

Board Director


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Peter served as the elected President of the Council of the Haida Nation for six years from 2012-2018 and brings over 15 years of experience in financial administration and governance. Prior to that, he served as Chair for the Gwaii Trust and held the position of Chief Operating Officer for TRICORP, an aboriginal capital corporation.

Rita Andreone

Board Director


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Rita is a nationally recognized business lawyer with over 30 years of experience practicing corporate commercial law in BC. Rita works in risk management and corporate governance and serves on a variety of boards including the Vancouver Foundation, and is a past Director for the Law Society of British Columbia.