Committees

Finance, Audit & Investment Committee / Chair – Susan Harley
A committee of three directors and senior management meet on a regular basis to review the operational and corporate financial activities, review the annual business plan, capital plan and financial budget and makes appropriate recommendations to the board of directors. 

The annual audit is reviewed with the Corporation’s auditors prior to presentation to the board of directors for approval. The Finance, Audit & Investment Committee recommends investment options to the board of directors and, as required, recommends options for the appointment of the Corporation’s auditors.

Governance Committee / Chair – Susan Layton
A committee of five directors and senior management meet to review board policies, the Corporation’s by-laws, and the public accountability principles for Canadian airports to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and current policies and procedures. New board member attraction and orientation is also the responsibility of the committee. This committee evaluates board training options, committee terms of reference, board composition and any potential gaps in board expertise and diversity. 

Facilities and Air Service Committee / Chair – Andrew MacGillivray
A committee of four directors and senior management meet as required to determine air service priorities and develop strategies for airline attraction. Committee members also seek and recruit community support for airline attraction activities and expertise for presentation to potential airline partners, all in an effort to broaden our air service options. 

The committee also develops for the board of directors, recommendations on infrastructure improvements and development and strategies for commercial development opportunities. They provide guidance on matters related to long-term growth and viability, revenue diversification and land development options.

Executive Committee / Chair – Larry Hachey
A committee of five directors who each chair a committee. They meet between regular meetings of the board to deal with matters pertaining to the direction of the affairs and business of the Corporation, , in such manner as it deems best for the interests of the Corporation. 

Human Resources Committee / Chair – Kevin Scott
A committee of four directors and senior management meet on a regular basis to review and make recommendations to the board on the annual salary policy for the CEO and management team (non-unionized), mandates for the negotiation of collective agreements with certified bargaining units, employee benefit plan coverage and benefit rate renewal for management, and plans for recruitment and changes in staffing levels.  

The committee also serves to provide general oversight on policies and processes that ensure the Airport’s compliance with occupational and environmental health and safety legislation, and to receive and consider reports and recommendations from the Pension Administration Committee and make recommendations to the board with respect to the design of the pension plan and other pension matters within the authority of the board.

Airport Community Consultative Committee (ACCC) / Chair – Derrick Stanford
The YSJ Airport Community Consultative Committee's purpose is to provide effective dialogue between the Saint John Airport Authority and community stakeholders, government partners, and other aviation community representatives. 

The ACCC is intended to demonstrate YSJ's commitment to transparency and effective engagement with local community stakeholders potentially affected by activities of the Saint John Airport Authority.

The committee shares and discusses issues relating to the ongoing operation and future plans of the Saint John Airport and allow the Airport's management team to hear municipal concerns expressed in a public forum and to take action as agreed and considered appropriate.

The ACCC will meet annually and be representative of the community, including persons capable of representing the interests of consumers, particularly the traveling public and organized labour.

  • The next ACCC date is May, 2020

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