SCHOLARHSIPBoard of Directors

  • Lance Fridfinnson

    President of VGE
    Represents Colley West Shipping

    Lance Fridfinnson attended the University of British Columbia from 1987-1991 and obtained Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Transportation and Logistics major. Lance started in the Shipping industry as a boarding agent in 1992 and joined Colley West Shipping in 1995. Colley West Shipping is a port agent in Vancouver, Canada that specializes in agri-business. Lance is currently the owner and President of Colley West Shipping.


  • Bruce Rothdram

    Vice President of VGE
    Represents Empire Shipping


  • Travis Pow

    Treasurer of VGE Represents Saam Smit


  • Shelly Harvey

    Director & Past President of VGE
    Represents Alliance Grain Terminal

    Shelly Harvey has been working in the grain industry for 28 years.  She currently holds the position of Market Liaison Manager at Alliance Grain Terminals in the Port of Vancouver.  Shelly has been involved in the marketing and logistics of grains and special crops from Canada to global markets.  She has been an active member with CSCA, Pulse Canada, and most recently with the Vancouver Grain Exchange.  Shelly has a business and communications diploma from Langara College.


  • Casey McCawley

    Director & Past President
    Represents Parrish & Heimbecker


  • Mike Metzak

    Director of VGE
    Represents SGS Canada Inc. 


  • Brock Chrystal

    Director & Past President of VGE
    Represents International Chartering Services

    Brock Chrystal is the immediate past President of the Vancouver Grain exchange. In addition to being a board member on the Vancouver Grain Exchange he is also serving on the Board of the BCMEA, is a past Chairman of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia and has served on many other industry committees and initiatives over the past three decades

    He has over thirty years experience in the vessel agency business and has acted in various capacities over the course of his career both in liner / tramp and tanker agency business / vessel and cargo brokerage, as well as handling both cruise and naval vessels.

    He is Vice-President and Partner of International Chartering Services and continues to take a keen interest in industry affairs.


  • Kerie Johnston

    Director of VGE
    Represents Richardson International