PRINCE RUPERT – The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced that after 30 years of service, Joe Rektor, Vice President of Finance & Corporate Services, is retiring from PRPA and Agnes Piotrowski is joining the organization as Vice President, Finance to take his place.
Joe Rektor joined PRPA in 1992 and has held various roles of progressive responsibility since that time. Joe is a chartered accountant by trade; in his most recent role as Vice President, he led the accounting, financial control and reporting, business analysis, risk management, human resources and information technology activities of the organization. Joe also made significant contributions to the port and maritime industry across Canada on behalf of PRPA including his participation on the finance committee for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities.
Agnes Piotrowski is a senior executive with experience in strategic and operational roles and she holds her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Her professional career started in audit and finance at KPMG LLP. Agnes then moved to specializing in major capital projects at the Capital Regional District, before acting as Executive Director, Financial Operations & Reporting at Island Health, most recently. Throughout her career, Agnes has built a reputation for strong financial acumen and insight to effective compliance and the standardization of processes. Agnes’ work with strategic business partners is characterized as innovative and has helped to transform finance functions within business, drive change, and support decision-making through data-driven insights.
“We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to Joe for his many years of dedicated contribution to our organization, the Port of Prince Rupert’s growth and development, and the community of Prince Rupert throughout his tenure with us – we wish him all the best,” said Shaun Stevenson, CEO & President, Prince Rupert Port Authority. “Agnes joins PRPA at an exciting time in the growth of our organization and in the development of the capacities and role that the Port of Prince Rupert plays on the global stage in ensuring resilient supply chains for Canadians, both exporters and consumers. We are delighted to have Agnes join our executive team and we have every confidence that Agnes’ demonstrated leadership in her field will help us achieve our growth ambitions.”