Announcement from BC Transit Board of Directors Chair Catherine Holt

Apr 25, 2018
Transit System: Victoria

Victoria – BC Transit announced that Manuel Achadinha, President and Chief Executive Officer, has left the organization effective today, Wednesday April 25, 2018.

The board is grateful to Mr. Achadinha for his service, and recognizes the significant contributions he has made to modernizing and expanding BC Transit over the 10 years he has spent in this challenging role.

Mr. Achadinha’s departure provides an opportunity for the organization to refresh its direction and focus, during this period of significant change and opportunity.

BC Transit will be conducting a search for a new CEO, and during the transition period, the board has determined that the best individual to lead BC Transit as Interim CEO, while maintaining a stable and effective organization, is Erinn Pinkerton, BC Transit’s Vice President of Business Development, and Chief Transformation Officer.  Ms. Pinkerton has excellent senior executive leadership skills, significant and successful experience in the transportation industry, positive working relationships with BC Transit’s many partners, and will provide strong vision and leadership to the team at BC Transit as Interim CEO. Ms. Pinkerton’s bio is attached for reference.

Media Contact:

Maureen Sheehan
Director of Communications
BC Transit