Phil's family finds a good fit in Campbell River

September 27, 2016 - Campbell River, B.C.

The Canadian-Russian family of Phil Petrousevitch has lost no time getting accustomed to life in British Columbia. The family of four moved to Campbell River in July when Phil took the role of finance director for Marine Harvest Canada. This is Phil’s first role in aquaculture, so he spent his first month touring the freshwater, saltwater and processing operations. Meanwhile his family notched up a few firsts: his wife Elena saw a seal, his son Vassily caught a salmon, and his daughter Jana swam in the Pacific Ocean.

Prior to coming to MHC, Phil worked for Boart Longyear (manufacturer of drilling equipment and geological exploration drilling contractor) from 2007 until 2016 across Europe, Africa and Russia. He grew up in Africa and moved to Canada in 1996 where he met his wife Elena, also of Russian heritage. Their children were born in Montreal and Mississauga where Phil worked in finance roles in the pork industry.

The Petrousevitchs are excited to be in B.C. discovering a new natural environment. Phil wants to learn how to hunt and kayak in his time off, and take advantage of the boating on Vancouver Island. As a family they enjoy skiing, hiking, watching wild animals and playing sport. They’re looking forward to settling into this beautiful corner of the world.