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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the business conduct and activities of the management team. The goal of the Board is to ensure we fulfill our objectives on an ongoing basis and operate in a safe, efficient and reliable manner.

Nine members of our Board are nominated by Nominating Entities, four Directors are appointed by the Board from the community at large and our President and CEO serves on the board. To ensure transparency and accountability, the Directors and their Nominating Entities agree on a formal communications plan between YVR and each Nominating Entity. The Board also approves the Airport Authority's communication policy, which guides overall communication with the public, annually.

Nominating Entities Include

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
  • City of Richmond
  • City of Vancouver
  • Government of Canada
  • Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Mary Jordan, Chair of the Board, Director at Large
    Mary Jordan
    Chair
    Director at large

    Mary Jordan has spent more than 20 years in the airline industry, holding senior executive positions with American Airlines, Canadian Airlines and Air Canada.

  • Craig Richmond, President and CEO
    Craig Richmond
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Director at large

    In addition to his role as President & CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority, Craig Richmond has an extensive aviation background, including being CEO of six airports in three countries.

  • Joseph Caron, Director at large
    Joseph Caron
    Director at large

    Joseph Caron has extensive experience providing strategic counsel to Asian and Canadian businesses and has held top diplomatic positions including Canada’s Ambassador to China.

  • John Currie
    John Currie
    Nominated by Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia

    John Currie is a respected business leader, with previous experience as Executive Vice President and CFO of lululemon athletica Inc. and CFO of Intrawest Corporation.

  • Anna Fung
    Anna Fung
    Nominated by Law Society of British Columbia

    Anna Fung has served as Vice President, Legal and General Counsel at TimberWest Forest Corp. and Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Intrawest ULC. She is currently serving as a full-time Commissioner of the British Columbia Utilities Commission.

  • Kenneth Goosen
    Kenneth Goosen
    Nominated by Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia

    Kenneth Goosen has more than 30 years of experience in senior management, engineering and operations positions with Canada’s major airlines.

  • Howard Jampolsky
    Howard Jampolsky
    Nominated by City of Richmond

    Howard Jampolsky is a local entrepreneur whose business interests include Scadax Automation Corp., which provides remote monitoring and control systems for the water and waste industry.

  • Annalisa King
    Annalisa King
    Director at large

    Annalisa King is one of Canada’s most respected business executives, recognized in 2012 as BC’s CFO of the Year and inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame.

  • Kenneth Martin
    Kenneth Martin
    Nominated by Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

    Kenneth Martin brings more than 20 years of CEO and senior leadership experience in the U.S. and Canada to his role on the YVR Board.

  • Kush Panatch
    Kush Panatch
    Nominated by Government of Canada

    Mr. Panatch brings over 25 years of knowledge in development, finance, marketing, construction and environmental legislation and is the principal and owner of Panatch Group, which specializes in real estate investment and development.

  • Dr. Gerri Sinclair
    Gerri Sinclair
    Director at large

    Dr. Gerri Sinclair's career encompasses more than 20 years in the internet and new media technology, entrepreneurial business, academic research and education and government policy.

  • Tamara Vrooman
    Tamara Vrooman
    Nominated by City of Vancouver

    As President & CEO of Vancity, Tamara Vrooman has many achievements including leading Vancity to become the first carbon-neutral financial institution in North America.

  • Wayne Wright
    Wayne Wright
    Nominated by Metro Vancouver

    Wayne Wright served as Mayor of New Westminster from 2002 to 2014. For more than 30 years, he supported local organizations and was named "New Westminster's Citizen of the Year."