CEOs in Cars, Episode 12: Harbour Air’s Greg McDougall

BCBusiness teamed up with the Dilawri Group of Companies for a unique online video series titled CEOs in Cars, featuring high-performance business leaders driving equally high-performance cars.

Episode 12 features Harbour Air President Greg McDougall. But the leader of the largest floatplane airline in the world doesn’t let the lofty title or constant competition tie him to a desk job. With a California upbringing and summers spent on B.C.’s rugged coast, McDougall is exactly the embodiment you’d expect: subdued, fit and courting adventure—whether surfing or competing in the brutal B.C. Bike Race. So it’s not surprising that he commutes between his family island home off the Sunshine Coast and spends as little time on the urban grid as possible.
Still, we managed to coax him to the pavement and stoplights with the 2015 Porsche Macan S, the luxury automaker’s compact SUV (think of a concentrated Cayenne) to cruise Spanish Banks and Jericho beaches to chat shop. The takeaways: stay active, focus on your family first and always thrive on competition. So enjoy the ride and keep your seat belts fastened until McDougall comes to a full stop.