Annalisa King elected chair of Vancouver Airport Authority

Vancouver Airport Authority’s board of directors has elected Annalisa King, an award-winning business executive, as chair of its board of directors. King replaces Mary Jordan, upon the end of her term, whose guidance as chair since 2010 saw YVR through an incredible period that established the airport as a world-class hub.

Annalisa King has been appointed chair of the board of directors for Vancouver Airport Authority. Vancouver Airport Authority Photo
Annalisa King has been appointed chair of the board of directors for Vancouver Airport Authority. Vancouver Airport Authority Photo
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“I am thrilled to announce that Annalisa King, a renowned business executive and leader, is lending her expertise and passion to our organization,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. “Annalisa has served YVR as a director since 2015 and during her time on the board she established herself as a thoughtful and insightful leader. As YVR continues to grow, we will require innovative and strategic leadership from our  board–Annalisa is the perfect fit for the role.”

King brings a strong background in strategic planning, corporate finance and business transformation to YVR, with a career that spans over 25 years and includes a range of C-Suite and senior-level positions for some of Canada’s most well-known brands.

She was chief financial officer and chief information officer of Best Buy Canada Ltd., senior vice-president of Business Transformation for Maple Leaf Foods and director of finance for Kraft and Pillsbury Canada.

She has extensive governance experience including her previous role as chair of Vancouver Airport Authority’s Governance Committee and her current roles on the Boards of Saputo Inc., First Capital Realty (where she is incoming chair of the Governance Committee) and the North West Company.

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King has earned significant recognition throughout Canada and is well-known for her dedication to business excellence, thought leadership and diversity. She has been inducted into Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame, she was recognized as B.C.’s CFO of the Year in 2012 and in 2019 she received a Peak Award honouring Women in Finance for her significant board contribution.

“It is a great honour to lead Vancouver Airport Authority’s board of directors–a diverse group of dedicated and talented professionals,” said King. “I am very proud to see what YVR has accomplished over the years and I look forward to working with management and my colleagues to ensure that we continue to deliver an airport that serves our communities and sets the standard for others to follow. I am honoured to follow in Mary Jordan’s footsteps, and thank her for her steady hand.”

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