Deborah Bowman

Deborah Bowman

Deborah joined the BC Public Service in 2002 after a successful 15-year career in the private sector. She has held several senior executive positions in a variety of provincial ministries and over the past 18 years she has implemented a number of key government priorities in both the economic and social sectors. Recognized for her strong leadership ability and readiness to assume more challenging and complex roles, in 2011, she accepted her first ADM appointment as ADM Talent Management in the Public Service Agency where she led talent management programs for over 30,000 employees working in the BC Public Service.

In 2014, Deborah was appointed as ADM Policy and Programs in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure where she is responsible for several high profile and challenging files focused on the delivery of transportation policy and programs across British Columbia. Her portfolio includes all aspects of strategic transportation policy, legislation and regulation as well as responsibility for the Marine Branch, Policy and Legislation Branch, oversight of BC Transit and transit policy as well as transportation programs such as cycling, airport and Active Transportation grants, Corporate Planning, Programs and Strategic Initiatives Branch, Active Transportation and Clean BC, as well as Inter-Jurisdictional Programs (federal/provincial and Washington State/BC). Deborah holds a Master’s degree in International and Intercultural communications from Royal Roads University and lives in Victoria.

Deborah’s key responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and implementing provincial transportation policies and legislation;
  • Delivery of coastal ferries services through the Coastal Ferry Services Contract with BC Ferries and for Inland ferry service delivery in BC;
  • Transit services delivered through BC Transit and fed/prov funding for BC Bus North, the Highway 16 Action Plan and Intercity bus service;
  • Ensuring transportation policies and programs support Clean BC initiatives and implementing an Active Transportation Strategy Policy and Framework for BC; and,
  • Ensuring provincial alignment with federal, provincial and territorial transportation policies and programs.

Wednesday, March 4, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – TIABC Town Hall

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