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 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.
Lynette DuJohnVice President, Innovation and Chief Information 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).
Johanne JayaratneExecutive at Large
Johanne Jayaratne joined YVR in December 2022. As an Executive at Large, Johanne will apply his expertise as a strategic resource for the executive team. He brings with him comprehensive international leadership experience in areas of airports, air navigation service provision, aviation security, tourism, and biometrics.
Argiro KotsalisVice 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.
Andy MargolisVice 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.
Mike McNaneyVice President and Chief External Affairs Officer
Mike McNaney joined the Airport Authority in January 2022. As Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer, Mike is responsible for YVR’s Government Relations, Indigenous Relations, Corporate Communications and Strategic Customer Relationship teams.
Eric PatemanVice 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.
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 Vuong, CPA, CAVice 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.