Darrell Bryan, formerly president and CEO of Victoria Clipper, has started work as interim CEO of Interferry following the retirement of Len Roueche.
The Interferry board of directors named Mr Bryan for the role – effective from April 1 – late last year pending the appointment of a permanent successor.
Mr Roueche, who has retired after 14 years as CEO, led the organization’s evolution from the International Marine Transit Association (IMTA) to Interferry, the leading international association for ferry operators and industry suppliers.
Interferry chairman Mike Grainger comments: “We thank Len for his long commitment to our organization and to the international ferry community. We also appreciate Darrell’s willingness to come out of retirement to manage the association, allowing us time to complete the due diligence necessary to recruit a permanent successor.”
Mr Bryan steps in as interim CEO after a 30-year career running Victoria Clipper, an international ferry system operating three high-speed catamarans between Seattle, USA and Victoria, Canada.
Interferry represents the international ferry community.
Interferry’s primary roles are to facilitate networking and communications within the ferry industry and to represent the industry on regulatory and policy matters.
Membership includes 200 companies representing more than 600 individuals from 35 countries. All types of ferry operations are represented including ro-pax, ro-ro, cruise ferries, fast ferries, passenger-only ferries and other large and small ferry operations.