Changes to the YSJ Board of Directors

SAINT JOHN, NB – The Saint John Airport is pleased to announce Larry Hachey, currently vice-chair and a long-standing member of the airport’s board of directors, will become chair of the board effective February 24, 2018.

Hachey replaces current chair Norman McFarlane, who has served on the board of directors since 2009 and who will complete his maximum nine-year-term on February 24, 2018.

A former area MLA and Minister of the provincial departments of Labour and Training and Employment Development, McFarlane was elected Mayor of the City of Saint John in 2004 and has served on the boards of the NB Adoption Foundation and Cherry Brook Zoo. He is currently on the board of directors of the Kingsway and Kennebec nursing homes. 

“Norm was an incredible asset to the Saint John Airport, and an outstanding advocate for the important role it plays in our region’s continued development,” President and CEO Derrick Stanford said. “As the chair of the board of directors, he brought valuable insight and strong governance to all of his work, in addition to his strong commitment to see the Saint John Airport grow and enhance its service offering.”

McFarlane leaves the board of directors on a high note, with the Saint John Airport enjoying a sustained period of growth, including its highest-ever passenger numbers in 2017.

Larry Hachey is president of Canlease Inc. He was elected Vice Chair of Saint John Airport Authority’s Board of Directors in 2017. Hachey has served as Chair of Enterprise Saint John’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Greater Saint John Chamber of Commerce. He is currently Chair of UNB’s Board of Governors. His volunteerism and commitment to the community was recognized in 2009 with a New Brunswick Merit Award for Community Service.    

There are currently 12 members on the board of directors.

To learn more about the board of directors, please visit the Saint John Airport’s website:


The Saint John Airport Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation serving air travel needs of 300,000 residents of southwestern New Brunswick spanning from Sussex to the Fundy Isles, and is a key element in the economic and social development of the region. All revenue of the Saint John Airport is reinvested in operations and facilities on-site.

For more information please contact:
Derrick Stanford, Saint John Airport President and CEO
506-638-5555 or 506-644-8607 / E-mail:

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