Larry Stevenson to Step Down as CEO of Island Corridor Foundation


Nanaimo, BC – The Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) announced today that Larry Stevenson will be stepping down as it’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Joining the ICF in 2018 Stevenson led the organization through a period of significant change and challenges while advancing the Foundation’s mission to preserve and enhance the Island Rail corridor on Vancouver Island. Under his leadership, the ICF has achieved many notable milestones, including bringing critical focus to the importance, and the value, of the rail corridor to the future development of Vancouver Island.

“Larry Stevenson’s contributions to the Island Corridor Foundation have been invaluable, and we are grateful for his dedication and leadership over the years,” said Co-Chairs Judith Sayers and Daniel Arbour. “During his tenure, the ICF has made significant strides in fulfilling its mandate in a very challenging environment, his commitment and drive will be missed, and we wish Larry the very best in his future endeavors.”

Stevenson expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve as CEO of the ICF. “It has been a great honour to work alongside our board, our members, and the public on an issue of such importance to the future of Vancouver Island,” he said. “I am confident that the future of the corridor is bright, and it will play a crucial role in the sustainable development of the region for the benefit of all residents and those who visit Vancouver Island.”

The Board of Directors will immediately initiate a search for a new CEO to lead the ICF into its next chapter. Stevenson will continue as the CEO and will work with the search committee to find a successor, manage the transition to a new leader, and ensure continuity in the operation and management of the foundation.

The Island Corridor Foundation remains committed to its mission of preserving the corridor as a link that connects communities economically, socially, and culturally. The organization looks forward to building on the foundation laid by Larry Stevenson and continuing to work collaboratively with its members, island communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders.