Silvester stepping down from Vancouver port authority

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO Robin Silvester will be leaving the port authority after more than 14 years leading the organization.

Robin Silvester

“It is time for a new challenge for me, and to make space for a new leader at the port authority after the recent federal environmental assessment approval of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, the most significant strategic priority of the last decade,” Silvester said.

“With support from our partners, we have delivered over $1 billion of infrastructure over the last decade and a half. The port authority has a strong leadership team to lead it into the future, and I want to thank the entire port team for their contributions to our collective success.”

During Silvester’s tenure as the port’s president and CEO, investments in the Vancouver gateway have helped drive around 40 percent growth in international trade through the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port.

“The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s most important trade gateway. I would like to thank Mr. Robin Silvester for 14 years of dedication, service and hard work. He was instrumental in the expansion of the port and keeping our supply chain going,” said transport minister Omar Alghabra.

“His leadership was critical in keeping the gateway operational through challenges like COVID-19 and critical climate impact events. I’d also like to recognize his commitments to sustainability and responsible growth. I wish Mr. Silvester the best of luck in his future endeavours.”

Silvester will be staying on to support a leadership transition. The Board of Directors will undertake a global search for a new president and CEO.