Brent Hale has joined Seaspan as vice president of human resources, the company announced.
As part of Seaspan’s senior executive team, Hale will provide leadership for strategic plans, and guide the development and implementation of human resources and labor relations initiatives and processes to achieve its corporate goals.
“I am very pleased to welcome Brent to the Seaspan family and our world-class leadership team, said Jonathan Whitworth, CEO, Seaspan. “Brent brings a wealth of diverse experience and we believe his commitment to culture as well as a proven ability to build high performing teams will be an asset in all facets of the company.”
Hale joins the company from ICBC where he served as director of strategic HR and governance. In that role, he drove executive and senior level cultural transformation toward corporate stewardship, higher performance, and business minded decision making with a focus on operating cost reductions.
Hale completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia in 1994. In 1996, he obtained a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and in 2004 he graduated from an Executive Leadership Program at Simon Fraser University.
Hale succeeds Lisa Bumbaco, who is retiring after more than 12 years with Seaspan.
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