David Fagen

Executive Director, Safety Health and Environment
BC Ferries

David is Executive Director, Safety, Health and Environment at British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. BC Ferries has 47 Terminals, 36 Vessels, a ship repair facility, 6 maintenance yards, food and retail outlets and transports over 20 Million passengers annually with the support of over 5000 hardworking employees. BC Ferries’ unique safety programs resulted in the globally recognized DuPont Safety award during David’s tenure and he continues to work to find creative was of engaging all levels of the organization in Safety and Environmental sustainability conversations.

David holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the United States Naval Academy and a MBA in Accounting and Finance from American Intercontinental University. He has a varied background of qualifications and experience including 21 years as a US Naval Officer, qualification as a gas turbine engineer, navigator of a nuclear warship, human resources designation, information technology, combat systems, ship building and certification as an International Safety Management designated person. Through all of David’s experiences, Safety has always been the one common thread and he recognizes everyone has a voice that must be heard to continuously improve safety.

Speaking Sessions

David Fagen will be speaking at Make It Safe 2020 at the following times.


As we adjust to a less settled "new normal," complacency and crisis fatigue become a new risk for our businesses. In this session, we look at strategies to battle complacency and keep ourselves and our teams vigilant. 


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