The Executive Team
Meet the team that oversees the operation and management of YVR.
Tamara VroomanPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Tamara Vrooman is an award-winning leader, known for her exemplary track record leading large, complex institutions in both the private and public sectors and her bold positions on sustainability and inclusion. Prior to joining YVR as President & CEO, she served for nine years on YVR’s Board and for 13 years as the President & CEO of Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, transforming the business into a global reference point for values-based banking. She currently serves as Simon Fraser University’s 12th Chancellor, chairs the board of the Rick Hansen Foundation and is the recipient of the Order of British Columbia (2019), Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy (2016) and BC CEO of the Year Award – Major Private Company, Business in Vancouver (2015), among many other citations.
Bill BakkVice President, Business Development
Bill Bakk joined the Airport Authority in December 2020. As Vice President, Business Development, Bill is responsible for finding new and diverse ways to support our community and regional economy while generating revenue for the airport, including commercial partnerships.
Richard BeedVice President, People and Brand
Richard Beed joined YVR in October 2020. As Vice President, People and Brand, Richard is responsible for all of the people-focused areas of the business including HR, health and safety, supply management, and marketing and communications.
Gerry BrunoExecutive Advisor
Gerry Bruno rejoined YVR in January 2013 as Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and has been Executive Advisor to the CEO for YVR since October 2020. In his role, Gerry focuses on strategic advocacy for key government policy changes that support the airport’s business recovery objectives. He is YVR’s representative on the Future Borders Coalition where he serves as Executive Director and CEO for the organization.
Lynette DuJohnVice President, Innovation and Chief Technology Officer
Lynette DuJohn joined the Vancouver Airport Authority in April 2016 as Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer. Lynette is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Argiro KotsalisVice President, Legal Services & Chief Governance Officer - Office of the CEO
Argiro Kotsalis joined the Airport Authority in October 2015 and is responsible for the legal, privacy and insurance portfolios. She also acts as Conflicts of Interest Officer, Privacy Officer and Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors. Argiro is a member of the Bar in British Columbia.
Andy MargolisVice President, Airport Capacity & Systems Design
Andy Margolis joined YVR in May 2019 and was our Director of Airport Operations. As Vice President, Airport Capacity & Systems Design, Andy’s responsibilities include capacity management, airport system design, baggage operations and airside operations. Andy has extensive international operations and transformation experience in the aviation sector.
Robyn McVickerVice President, Passenger Journey
Robyn McVicker joined Vancouver Airport Authority in 2013 as the Director, Marketing and Communications. In 2018, Robyn became Vice President Operations and Maintenance. Now, as Vice President, Passenger Journey, Robyn’s responsibilities include day-of operations, emergency response, customer care and experience, in-terminal food & beverage and retail, security and emergency planning.
Scott NorrisVice President, Strategic Customer Relationships
Scott Norris joined the Airport Authority in September 2016 and was responsible for Commercial Services, Parking, Ground Transportation, Land and Cargo Development. In his new role as Vice President, Strategic Customer Relationships, Scott is now focused on supporting the success of our largest customers, Air Canada and WestJet.
Christoph RufenachtVice President, Airport Development & Asset OptimizationChristoph Rufenacht joined the Airport Authority in 2001 and was most recently YVR’s Director, Planning. As Vice President, Airport Development and Asset Optimization, Christoph is responsible for ensuring the realization of long-term value from all assets and infrastructure through effective planning, project delivery and maintenance
Diana VuongVice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Diana Vuong joined the Airport Authority in 2007 as Director, Finance and Controller. As Vice President, Finance and CFO, Diana is responsible for finance and accounting, enterprise risk management and the project management office.