President and Chief Executive Officer

November 7 2021
Categories Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Management, Consulting, Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Executive, Professional and Administration Positions, Management, Administration
Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) is a community-based, non-share capital corporation that operates, manages, maintains, and invests in Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Control of the airport was transferred from the federal government to WAA on January 1, 1997. Following several years of record-breaking growth, WAA broke ground in 2018 on a $27-million Ground Services Equipment building to improve overall efficiency in airport operations. Planning is also now underway for a $62-million Multi-Tenant Air Cargo Logistics Facility, funded in part through a $30 million investment from the federal government under the National Trade Corridors Fund, to increase freight capabilities and help partners meet demand for years to come at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.

The Winnipeg Richardson International Airport team (YWG Inc.) focuses on operating the Airport itself, providing excellent services to customers, and doing so in the most economical way, using best practices. Airport City Winnipeg (ACW) is the commercial development arm of WAA, responsible for leveraging the lands at and around the Airport, ensuring highest and best use. Winnipeg Airport Services Co. (WASCO), which was the first subsidiary to be created several years ago, continues to operate pre-dominantly in Canada's North, including operations of the Iqaluit International Airport, as well as work at other airports in British Columbia, Nunavut, Manitoba, Ontario, and Newfoundland.

Reporting to the WAA Board of Directors, the Airport President and CEO's overall responsibility will be to develop the airport and accompanying air service strategy to include airline partner management, airport commercial development, optimizing facilities/operating expenses, and customer service excellence. The CEO will lead revenue enhancement and diversification efforts of WAA's subsidiary operations. The CEO's first objective will be to establish personal stakeholder relations, facilitating awareness and enhancement in understanding of WAA's role position within the community and build support for economic development initiatives leveraging airport assets for the benefit of the community we serve. The second objective will be to effectively develop, manage and deliver capital programs while building the confidence and capacity of staff which operate and develop airport services and facilities.

As the successful candidate, you will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., aviation, science, engineering, business administration, or transportation) combined with 15+ years of senior leadership experience, with aviation experience seen as an asset. The successful candidate will demonstrate core competencies in defining and deploying business plans that drive operating growth. In addition, you will possess excellent communication and relationship building skills with the proven ability to garner confidence, respect, and trust with federal and regional officials, as well as staff, the community, and all internal and external stakeholders. Lastly, you will demonstrate effective leadership skill and embrace the values of WAA - respect, integrity, and service excellence. 

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact our Boyden Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or submit your resume via the blue "Apply" button by visiting the Boyden Canada Opportunities website at The application portal will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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