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Welcome Tamara!

It is my pleasure, on behalf of Vancouver Airport Authority’s Board of Directors, to welcome our new President & CEO Tamara Vrooman to the team!

Tamara officially started her new role last week and was, not surprisingly, quick to get down to work—learning the many aspects of our business and meeting with members of our team. There’s lots to know about what makes a hub like YVR tick, and one thing Tamara said immediately stood out for her was the passionate and dedicated airport community.

A well-known and visionary executive, Tamara brings a fresh and valuable perspective that will inspire and lead YVR as we continue to deliver on our mission of connecting B.C. proudly to the world. She has a great track record, having just completed 13 years as President & CEO of Vancity, Canada’s largest credit union. She led transformative change while at Vancity, shaping the organization into a global reference point for values-based banking—all while delivering record growth. And she instilled bold positions on sustainability, diversity and inclusion, which are key areas of focus for YVR as well.

This experience, combined with her comprehensive understanding of YVR gained by her previous nine-year tenure on our Board, make her the perfect leader to guide our team as we reimagine YVR’s role as a world-class, sustainable hub.

Most importantly, as Tamara noted in her first week on the job, her top focus is people. She is eager to lead such an engaged team and is committed to ensuring our airport continues to benefit our region, connecting people and products to the world while delivering social and economic benefits. I am really looking  forward to this new chapter for YVR and I am sure we will be hearing a lot from Tamara in the weeks and months to come.

Welcome to the team, Tamara!

Annalisa King
Chair, Board of Directors
Vancouver Airport Authority

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