Capt. Noel Asirvatham has been in the shipping industry for over 40 years. He has worked both at sea and ashore, currently serving as Regional Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Canada for Westwood Shipping Lines.

He immigrated to Canada in 1987 and attended the Grace New Covenant Church in Toronto with his family. He gradually became involved in serving with the Sunday school staff and other volunteer ministries in the church. He moved to Vancouver in 1998 and continued to attend the local congregation of the same church and has an active role in both youth and children’s ministries. He is a strong supporter of Christian education and currently serves on the Board at British Columbia Christian Academy, a KG – 12 non-denominational Christian school.

He was initially connected with CBS in Vancouver through direct dealings on behalf of his church and also as a customer of the book store since 2000. He has been serving on the CBS BC District Board since 2012 and joined the CBS Board of Governors in 2017 where he now serves as the Board Chair.