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Board Member, Strathcona County | Edmonton Airports

The Opportunity

Edmonton Airports’ Board of Directors is responsible for the stewardship, strategic direction and oversight of the business and affairs of Edmonton Airports. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Board endeavours to maintain and seek continuous improvement in high standards of Board governance. Some of the key governance functions of the Board include adopting and monitoring compliance with an ethics code, reviewing and approving Edmonton Airports’ strategic plan, annual business plan and report on sustainability, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) succession planning, and satisfying itself that management has identified the principal risks of the business and implemented appropriate systems to manage those risks.

The Edmonton Airports’ Board is a governance board comprised of appointees from the City of Edmonton, the City of Leduc, Leduc County, Parkland County, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, and the Federal Government. Edmonton Airports Board of Directors currently has a vacancy for a Strathcona County appointed position on the Board, for a term commencing January 1, 2023. This Director appointment will be made by Strathcona County. Candidates must be residents of Strathcona County.

Board Members serve a four (4) year term with possible reappointment for a second four (4) year term.

Edmonton Airports Board of Directors currently has two standing Committees (Governance & Human Resources Committee and Audit Committee). It is expected that each Board Director will serve on at least one Committee. Newly appointed Directors are not appointed to a Committee during their first year on the Board but are required to attend a meeting of each standing Committee as part of their orientation.

As a member of the Board of Edmonton Regional Airports Authority (“Edmonton Airports”), the Director will contribute positively and effectively to the maintenance of the Board as a strong, active and independent Board that operates ethically and according to the Board Mandate, the Director’s Confirmation, Acknowledgement and Declaration, the Ethics Code, law and best practice.


The Person

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Prior experience on a board, or in executive management of a relevant, substantial corporate entity functioning under a governance model.
  • Experience in providing leadership and oversight of complex strategic planning exercises.
  • Experience in financial management and reporting.
  • Experience leading senior management as a Chief Executive Officer or owner of large ($100M+ revenue), high-performing organization/business.
  • Well respected in the business community. Has established and strong local business community relationships.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • Strategic agility.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Ability to think, speak and act independently and with confidence and conviction.
  • Ability to be proactive and diligent in Board endeavours.
  • Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity.
  • Ability to be collegial, balancing “advocacy” with “inquiry”.
  • Ability to build relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Personal commitment to equity and inclusion, active listening and consideration of diverse perspectives and background.

As an ideal candidate, you will possess senior executive experience in leading a large, complex organization that has gone through business transformation, or who have experience in businesses of interest to EIA such as e-commerce/logistics, alternative fuels, and stakeholder and government relations leadership.

Although an Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) designation will be preferred, equivalent governance and related experience will be considered along with the required experience outlined above.


Equal Opportunity

Edmonton Airports’ Board of Directors is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion is an essential element in attracting qualified Directors and maintaining a highly effective Board. We strive to achieve 50% gender parity in Board membership, with significant representation (30%) in membership from other under-represented groups including racialized minorities and groups, people living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), and members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The ideal candidate will enhance the diversity of the Board.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
ABAJ-611010 Board Member, Strathcona County | Edmonton Airports - AB - Edmonton and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.