Board of Directors

Vancouver Airport Authority’s Board of Directors oversees the business conduct and activities of the management team. Our Board's goal is to ensure that the Airport Authority fulfills its objectives on an ongoing basis and operates in a safe, efficient and reliable manner. Our Board members also provide direction via committees that include Finance and Audit, Governance, Human Resources and Compensation, and Planning and Development.

Nominating entities appoint members to our Board, which also includes Vancouver Airport Authority’s President and CEO and four Directors appointed by the Board from the community at-large. To ensure transparency and accountability, the Directors and their nominating entities agree on a formal communications plan between the Airport Authority and the nominating entity. The Board also approves the Airport Authority’s communication policy, which guides overall communication with the public, annually.

Our nominating entities include:

  • The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
  • City of Richmond
  • City of Vancouver
  • Government of Canada
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia
  • The Law Society of British Columbia
  • Metro Vancouver
  • The Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Board of Directors

    Mary Jordan

    Chair of the Board, Director at Large

    Mary Jordan has spent more than 20 years in the airline industry, holding senior positions with American Airlines and Canadian Airlines and has been on the Airport Authority Board of Directors as a Director at Large since 2004... more about Mary Jordan 

    Craig Richmond

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Craig Richmond is President & Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Airport Authority. Previously, Craig held positions with Vantage Airport Group as CEO of six different airports in three different countries. From 1995-2006, Craig worked in a variety of operational roles for the Airport Authority including Vice President, Operations.

    George E.H. Cadman, Q.C.

    Nominated by Government of Canada

    George E.H. Cadman, Q.C., is a shareholder of Boughton Law Corporation, practicing civil litigation with an emphasis on resolution... more about George E. H. Cadman

    Joseph P. Caron

    Director at Large

    Joseph Caron is Principal and Founder of Joseph Caron Incorporated ... more about Joseph P. Caron

    John Currie, CPA

    Nominated by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC

    John Currie is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of lululemon athletica Inc... more about John Currie

    Anna Fung, Q.C.

    Nominated by the Law Society of British Columbia

    Anna Fung was nominated to the Authority’s Board of Directors by the Law Society of British Columbia..... more about Anna Fung

    Ken Goosen

    Kenneth Goosen, P. Eng

    Nominated by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEG)

    Kenneth Goosen is Senior Aviation Advisor of AeroInfo Systems, a Boeing Company... more about Kenneth Goosen

    Howard Jampolsky

    Howard Jampolsky

    Nominated by the City of Richmond

    Howard Jampolsky is a Richmond entrepreneur whose business interests include Scadax Printing and Scadax Automation Group... more about Howard Jampolsky.

    Annalisa King

    Director at Large

    Annalisa King is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Best Buy Canada Ltd. She is one of Canada’s most respected senior business executives, recognized in 2012 as British Columbia CFO of the Year by Business in Vancouver... more about Annalisa King

    Kenneth Martin

    Nominated by the 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. Mr. Martin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Blue Cross... more about Kenneth Martin

    Kush Panatch

    Nominated by the Government of Canada

    Kush Panatch is the principal owner of a group of companies involved in acquisition, management and development of real estate. Centro Capital Corp. specializes in providing private equity capital to other real estate developers... more about Kush Panatch

    Dr. Gerri Sinclair

    Director at Large

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

    Tamara Vrooman

    Tamara Vrooman

    Nominated by the City of Vancouver

    As Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s largest credit union, Tamara Vrooman harnesses the strength, breadth and diversity across Vancity to encourage growth and prosperity for the greater good... more about Tamara Vrooman

    Wayne Wright

    Nominated by Metro Vancouver

    Wayne Wright served as Mayor of New Westminster for 12 years. For more than 30 years, Mr. Wright supported local organizations including the Downtown New Westminster Business Improvement Society, the Chamber of Commerce... more about Wayne Wright

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