WINNIPEG — CentrePort Canada Inc. founding president and CEO Diane Gray is resigning effective Oct. 21.
During her tenure as president Gray oversaw the creation of a master plan and strategy for CentrePort Canada, including the recently announced CentrePort Canada Rail Park project which “completes the corporation’s vision in becoming North America’s largest trimodal inland port and positions CentrePort Canada as one of Manitoba’s greatest economic development opportunities for investment attraction and job creation,” a press release stated.
“Ms. Gray has been the driving force behind CentrePort Canada’s success. It is fitting that she leaves after successfully announcing the development of the CentrePort Canada Rail Park earlier this year. The board of directors is indebted to the contributions she has made, not only to the corporation but to Manitoba, and we wish Ms. Gray all the best as she moves on to her next opportunity,” CentrePort board chair Kevin Hooke said in a statement.
CentrePort’s board of directors will begin a search in the coming weeks for a new president and CEO to lead the 20,000-acre inland port and foreign trade zone.
“It has been my great honour and privilege to lead CentrePort Canada through inception to realizing its vision as North America’s largest trimodal inland port. CentrePort’s success would not have been possible without the hard work of the incredible team members that have worked to bring this vision to life over the last 13 years. I am also grateful for the support this project has garnered over the years within the community,” Gray said.
“The progress that we have made to date is a direct result of the commitment of the board of directors, all levels of government, stakeholders and our dedicated partners. I look forward to assisting the board and the management team to ensure a smooth transition as the organization moves forward.”