Jane McIvor has worked in the public relations and communications field for over 25 years, focusing on communications, marketing and project management, predominantly to the many sectors of the West Coast marine industry. She established McIvor Communications Inc. in 1998, providing association management services to a diverse roster of clients including Cruise BC, BC Marine Trades Association (Boating BC), Pacific Rim Cruise Association, BC Yacht Brokers Association and other marine-related organizations.
From 2011 to 2019, she published BC Shipping News, a trade magazine focused on commercial marine activities on the West Coast of Canada. The magazine quickly grew to reach an audience of over 25,000 from B.C., Canada, the U.S. and around the world. In 2020, Jane became the Executive Director for the Association of Pacific Ports, an industry trade association that promotes increased efficiency and effectiveness of the Pacific Ocean.
Jane has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Communications from Columbia Broadcasting. Past board positions have included: Vancouver Maritime Museum, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (North America), International Society of Sailors Canada, Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association, Nautical Institute BC Branch, Canadian Safe Boating Council, and Variety Club’s Boat for Hope.
In 2018, Jane was awarded the SS Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence – an award recognizing individuals who play a leadership role in B.C.’s marine industry. In presenting the award, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, noted: As publisher and editor of BC Shipping News, a well-respected magazine that tracks a wide span of issues including business, technological and economic trends, current developments, and regulatory and legal issues, Jane McIvor is passionate about promoting B.C.’s marine industry and has established a reputation among its members for her knowledge, insight and sense of the industry’s pulse.