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Vancouver Airport Authority

Chair steps down after more than a decade of service


May 20, 2010
by MM&D Staff

After 13 years, Graham Clarke is stepping down from his role as chair of Vancouver Airport Authority.

Clarke has been a member of the board of directors since Vancouver International Airport (YVR) became Canada’s first community-based airport authority in 1992 and will continue on as director.

Clarke’s connection with YVR goes back to the 1980s.

“At the time, the Vancouver Board of Trade, together with other community groups and individuals, set out to turn YVR into a community-based airport, with management transferring from the federal government to our local airport authority,” he recalls.

“The results have been incredible. I think that by any measure, YVR has been a success, not just for British Columbia, but also for Canada. And that success was demonstrated most recently during the 2010 Winter Games.”

Clarke will continue to chair Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS), a company owned jointly by Citi Infrastructure Investors and Vancouver Airport Authority.

Clarke is president and owner of the Clarke Group of Companies, which does business in the transportation, hospitality, marine and tourism sectors.