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The Executive Team

Meet the team that oversees the operation and management of YVR.

  • Tamara Vrooman

    President 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.

    To contact Tamara, please reach out to her at [email protected] or +1-604-276-6501.

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    Bill Bakk

    Vice 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.

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    Gerri Sinclair

    Gerri Sinclair joined the Vancouver Airport Authority / L'Administration de l’aéroport de Vancouver in April 2024 as Interim Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. Gerri is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
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    Richard Beed

    Vice President, People and Culture

    Richard Beed joined YVR in October 2020. As Vice President, People and Culture, Richard is responsible for all of the people-focused areas of the business including HR and health and safety.

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    Argiro Kotsalis

    Vice President, Legal Services & Supply Management and Chief Governance Officer - Office of the CEO

    Argiro Kotsalis joined the Airport Authority in October 2015 and is responsible for the legal, supply management, privacy and insurance portfolios. She also acts as Chief Governance Officer to the Board of Directors. Argiro is a member of the Bar in British Columbia.

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    Andy Margolis

    Vice President, Operations and Chief Operations Officer

    Andy is accountable for the end to end operations at Vancouver International Airport which includes operational strategy, capacity management, business resilience and service delivery for the terminal, baggage and airside ecosystem. Andy has extensive international operations and transformation experience specializing in integrating the use of data into operations to drive value and a great passenger experience.

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    Mike McNaney

    Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer

    Mike McNaney joined the Airport Authority in January 2022. As Chief External Affairs Officer, Mike is responsible for the Airport Authority’s Air Service Development, Strategic Customer Relations, Indigenous Relations, Government Relations, and Corporate Communications teams.

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    Eric Pateman

    Vice President, Passenger Experience and Chief Experience Officer

    Eric Pateman joined the Airport Authority in 2022 as Director, Culinary Experience. As Chief Experience Officer & VP, Passenger Experience, Eric is accountable for a broader end-to-end experience of our passengers, including retail, food & beverage offerings, Guest Services, Green Coats and Commercial Services.

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    Christoph Rufenacht

    Vice President, Airport Development & Asset Optimization
    Christoph 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
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    Diana Vuong, CPA, CA

    Vice 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, accounting, enterprise risk management and sustainability reporting.

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