Richard’s distinguished career in Airport Management spans over 32 years in both the public and private sectors throughout Canada and internationally.
His career portfolio includes Vice President of Operations for YVRAS and Vice President for YVRAS parent company, the Vancouver International Airport Authority. In these executive he was responsible for the privatization, transfer and operating performance of 15 airports in 6 countries including the integration of the YVRAS global family of airports and the branding of the YVRAS product and services.
Prior to joining Vancouver Airport, he held senior Airport Management positions at several other Canadian airports.
Richard was also the President and Director of a number of YVRAS subsidiary companies and former Vice-Chair of the ACI (Airports Council International), Pacific Region and member of the ACI World Facilitation Committee.
Richard sits on the board of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, McMaster Institute of Transportation and Logistics, SKAL International and is the founding Chairman of Southern Ontario Gateway Council.
Richard is a graduate of Durham University/College in Aviation Management, a Chartered Director from McMaster University/Conference Board of Canada Directors College and studied Business Administration at the University of Windsor in Ontario.