On June 18, Vancouver Airport Authority's Board Chair Mary Jordan announced the appointment of Craig Richmond to the role of President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. Under Richmond’s leadership, YVR will continue to grow as a global gateway, community contributor and North America’s best airport.
A dedicated team of Airport Authority Directors undertook a global recruitment effort to find the ideal candidate to fill the role of President & CEO. As a community-based organization, the Airport Authority consulted extensively with local stakeholders to build a vision for its next leader. Among the most important requirements for a new CEO was extensive aviation industry expertise, a working understanding of the business of airports and a strategic vision for writing the next chapter of YVR’s story.
From building route capacity and increasing passenger traffic to delivering multi-million dollar capital improvement programs and leading integrated aviation crisis response, every aspect of Richmond’s career has added depth and breadth to the leadership skills that will serve YVR’s future development well.
“Not many people can say that the job they wished for as a child is the job they will actually one day have as an adult. To be back in Vancouver at what I believe is the best airport in the world is a dream come true,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “I look forward to working with the exceptional team of Airport Authority employees. Together with the 23,000 people who work at the airport we will continue to create an airport that shows our pride in B.C., that British Columbians can be proud of and that every passenger can enjoy.”
With a focus on innovation, sustainability and teamwork toward developing YVR's potential as a key global gateway, Richmond will continue to shape and enhance YVR’s reputation as North America’s top airport. His first day on the job will be July 2, 2013.
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