Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is run by a board of 11 directors and all appointments are subject to approval by Transport Canada.
Seven of them are handpicked by a "nomination committee." That committee, also known as the "Port User Group" is made up of representatives from PMV's user groups. Each of the remaining four directors are put forward by the federal transport minister; the B.C. government; the Port Metro Vancouver Port Cities Committee (municipalities with PMV operations) and, lastly, by a rotation of either Manitoba and Saskatchewan or Alberta.
A typical project permit decision, such as the VAFFC aviation fuel delivery proposal, would not get as far as the board. The board meets six times a year. PMV's team of executives, including CEO Robin Silvester, answers to the board.
PMV board: Craig Neeser: Chair (appointed by Port User Group). Neeser is the former president of the forest industry's Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. Marcella Szel: Vice-chair (appointed by Port User Group).
Szel is the former senior vice-president of sales and marketing at CP Rail.
Anne Bancroft-Jones (appointed by the federal government). Bancroft-Jones is the vice-president of First Nations Relations and Special Projects for Polygon Homes Ltd.
Tim Chapman (appointed by the Port User Group). Chapman is the former president of Western Stevedoring Co. Ltd., a deep-sea break-bulk stevedoring, terminal operator and off-dock provider in North Vancouver.
Satnam Johal (appointed by the provincial government). Johal is the founder and CEO of Nu Tek Doors Ltd. and served on the Mayor's 2010 Task Committee and was a torchbearer for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Eugene Kwan (appointed by Port User Group). Kwan is president and CEO of Agincourt Capital Corporation, a privately held investment company that advises offshore investors.
Paul Landry (appointed by Port User Group). Landry is vice-president of business development with GroupHEALTH Global Systems and was previously president and CEO of the British Columbia Trucking Association.
Tom Longworth (appointed by Port User Group). Longworth is founder of Longworth Advisory Services Ltd., an independent business advisor.
Penny Priddy (appointed by Port Metro Vancouver Port Cities Committee). Priddy is the founder of Penny Priddy Consulting, a management consulting firm, but is known better from her more than 30 years of public and private sector experience as an MP and MLA and was the first female politician to be elected to all four levels of government in Canada.
T. Richard Turner (appointed by Port User Group). Turner is president and CEO of TitanStar Investment Group Inc. and is past chair and governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Carmen Loberg (appointed by the Western Prairie Provinces). Loberg is the former president and CEO of NorTerra Inc., an Edmonton-based investment company with interests in air and marine transportation, logistics, and industrial supplies.
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