Prince Rupert Port Authority Announces New Board Member

Rod Graham. Photo: Price Rupert Port Authority.
Rod Graham. Photo: Price Rupert Port Authority.
Rod Graham. Photo: Price Rupert Port Authority.

Rod Graham, president of British Columbia-based Velocity Truck Centres, is the newest member of the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s seven-member Board of Directors, the port authority announced June 26.

Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport for the Government of Canada, confirmed the appointment of Graham, whose three-year term began June 17.

The Calgary-based Graham brings to the new role “extensive experience as senior corporate executive in various sectors including financial/investment, transportation, alternative energy, construction, manufacturing and resource services,” according to the port authority.

He has been involved in more than 24 boards in Western Canada, including the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia and Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation.

He is a chartered financial analyst who earned an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University in London, Ontario and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors program.

“Rod brings valuable experience and insight to PRPA’s Board of Directors as we enter the most significant phase of development in the Port of Prince Rupert’s history,” Port Authority President and CEO Shaun Stevenson said.

Graham replaces termed out board member Frans Tjallingii, who was appointed in 2017 and was board chair from 2019 until 2024.

A new chair is expected to be chosen in the coming weeks, the port authority said.

By Karen Robes Meeks