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Greater Toronto Airports Authority Board of Directors


The GTAA is a private, non-share capital corporation, responsible for managing and operating Lester B. Pearson International Airport. It is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. This board consists of five individuals from the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel, York and the City of Toronto, two from the Federal Government, one from the Ontario government and seven individuals selected through a search process.

All Directors of the GTAA Board of Directors are independent, as that term is defined in the applicable securities legislation. The Board is “skills-based”; the Directors are elected on the basis of their abilities, experience and skills needed to oversee the GTAA’s management of Toronto Pearson, a vital facility for the region’s economic and social benefit. Directors also serve as GTAA members.

Not less than 180 days prior to the expiration of the term of the Director from Halton Region, the GTAA will request Halton Region to nominate up to three citizens, one of whom is then appointed by the GTAA’s Board of Directors for a three-year term. The GTAA by-law also permits the incumbent Directors to be re-nominated for an additional three-year term, to a maximum of three terms or nine years of service.


The GTAA by-law outlines the various requirements for potential candidates. This includes:

  • Candidates must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age.
  • Candidates cannot be or have been a federal, provincial, or municipal elected official or Senate of Canada member within two years immediately preceding the date of appointment.
  • Candidates cannot be or have been employed by, or be providing full-time services to, any federal, provincial or municipal government or agency or the GTAA, or a shareholder of a related GTAA subsidiary, within two years immediately preceding the date of appointment.

Candidates with the following additional qualifications and public company experience as a senior executive (for example: CEO, CFO), or as a Board Director, are strongly preferred:

  • Public company finance and capital markets experience.
  • Commercial property development experience.
  • Large-scale commercial retail and office management.
  • Urban intermodal transportation systems and connectivity, including large-scale, complex infrastructure management.
  • Demonstrated community involvement in Halton Region.
  • Ability to devote the required time during normal business hours to attend GTAA Board and committee meetings, as well as the annual public meeting and meetings of the GTAA’s Members.
  • Other specific knowledge or experience, which may be an asset to the Board.


The term for the current Director from Halton Region will conclude in May 2021.


  • John Davidson, Director of Economic Development
    Tel: 905-825-6000 Ext. 7828
    Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) Ext. 7828

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