Greater Toronto Airports Authority Board of Directors

Vacancy

Term: May 2018 to May 2021.

Application deadline: November 22, 2017.

About

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.

Qualifications

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 GTAA’s Board supports diversity among its members, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Term

The expiration of the term for the current Director from Halton Region is May 4, 2018.

Halton Region is now accepting expressions of interest from individuals residing in Halton interested in being nominated by Regional Council to serve on the GTAA Board of Directors for the term running from May 2018 to May 2021.

Apply

If you wish to be considered as Halton Region’s nominee to serve on the GTAA Board of Directors, please submit an expression of interest outlining your skills, abilities, knowledge and qualifications relevant to the position, including your name, address, telephone number and email address, by November 22, 2017.

Submissions and inquiries will be accepted electronically at ecdev@halton.ca or by personal delivery to:

  • John Davidson, Director of Economic Development
    Regional Municipality of Halton
    1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON  L6M 3L1

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