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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.

YVR’s community-based Board of Directors provides stewardship for Vancouver Airport Authority and seeks to foster the long-term success of the airport. The Board’s fundamental responsibility is to ensure that Vancouver Airport Authority fulfills its role in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. Our Board reviews and approves the Strategic Plan, long-term financial plans and annual budgets. It also selects the President & CEO, oversees senior management succession, identifies risks, maintains the integrity of internal controls, monitors health and safety management systems and ensures we have a comprehensive public Communications Policy. The Board follows the Board of Directors Governance Rules and Practice Manual, available at, which includes terms of reference, guidelines and policies.

YVR would like to extend a sincere thank you to George Cadman, who retired from YVR’s Board of Directors in 2017. We appreciate your exemplary service and wish you the best in the future!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Haydn Acheson
    Nominated by Government of Canada
    Haydn Acheson has extensive senior leadership experience in the transportation sector, most recently as President and General Manager of Coast Mountain Bus Company.
  • 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.

  • Kenneth Martin
    Mary Anne Davidson
    Nominated by Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

    Mary Anne Davidson brings extensive experience in Human Resources management, including policy development, expansion leadership, change management and succession planning. She previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for ACCIONA Canada Inc.

  • Frances Fiorillo, Director at Large
    Frances Fiorillo
    Director at large

    Frances Fiorillo brings extensive airline industry experience in the areas of human resource management, operational strategy, and customer service. She has previously served in a number of high-ranking positions at Virgin America, the BC Provincial Health Services Authority, Canadian Airlines International and Air Canada ZIP.

  • 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.

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    Kevin Howlett
    Director at large

    Kevin Howlett brings 40 years of experience in the aviation industry with expertise in human resources and operational management and corporate and government affairs. Kevin was most recently Senior Vice President Regional Markets & Government Relations at Air Canada and also held senior positions at Jazz Aviation and Canadian 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.

  • Jill Leversage
    Nominated by Government of Canada
    Jill Leversage is a corporate director with over 25 years’ experience in corporate finance and investment banking.
  • Kush Panatch
    Kush Panatch
    Director at large

    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.

  • 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."

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