Vancouver International Airport CEO Craig Richmond announces retirement

Credit to Author: Scott Brown| Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 22:32:34 +0000

Vancouver International Airport is looking for a new boss to replace president and CEO Craig Richmond, who announced he will be retiring in June.

Richmond, a former military fighter pilot, joined Vancouver Airport Authority in 1995 and held various operational roles — including manager, airside operations and vice president of operations — before taking over the head job in 2013.

He also held positions as CEO at six different airports in three countries while with Vantage Airport Group, a for-profit company half-owned by the Vancouver authority.

“The past six years have been an extraordinary time at YVR and I have so much pride in what we’ve accomplished together,” Richmond said in a statement. “We grew passenger volumes by 50 per cent, we embarked on the most ambitious capital plan in the airport’s history, we created meaningful partnerships within the community—and we had a lot of fun doing it. None of these accomplishments would have happened without the exceptional team at the Airport Authority and the 26,500 employees working in the airport community. I want to thank the board of directors for trusting me to lead the team; I know that I’m leaving YVR in steady, courageous and creative hands.”

The YVR’s board of directors has formed a task force to oversee the global search for Richmond’s replacement.