• Board of Directors

    As a corporation without share capital, instead of shareholders, the GTAA has members who are also its directors.

    The GTAA is governed by a 15-member board of directors. Directors serve terms of up to three years and are eligible for reelection to a maximum of nine years. The directors are elected by the GTAA's members. 

    Seven directors are community members and are typically identified through a search process including recommendations from Named Community Members:

    • The Board of Trade of the City of Brampton
    • The Board of Trade of the City of Mississauga
    • The Toronto Board of Trade
    • The Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Professional Engineers Ontario
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

    Five directors are municipal members. Municipal members are identified from the following municipalities served by Toronto Pearson:

    • York
    • Halton
    • Peel
    • Durham
    • City of Toronto

    Each municipality is entitled to provide the names of up to three candidates on a rotating basis. The board then selects one of the three candidates for the available director position.

    The Government of Canada is also entitled to nominate two members, and the Province of Ontario, one member, all of whom are directors.

    Board Member Recruitment

    The Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (the GTAA) is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a director on the Board of Directors, who have senior management experience in property development and re-development and property management. Learn more.

    Current Members

    David Wilson, Chairman of the Board
    David Wilson, Chairman of the Board

    David is the former Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, and is now retired following an extensive career in Canada’s financial services industry. Prior to his appointment to the Ontario Securities Commission, David was Vice Chair of the Bank of Nova Scotia and Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Scotia Capital.
    Municipal Member (City of Toronto)

    Mark F. Schwab
    Doug Allingham

    Doug is a civil engineer with 40 years of experience encompassing both the public and private sectors. The former Executive Vice President of AECOM Canada Ltd, his background in transportation engineering includes transit planning, urban design, traffic engineering, environmental assessment, master planning, airport planning and transportation economics. He has served as President of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, Chair of the Board for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Trustee and Chair of the Board of Lakeridge Health and has served on the boards of Durham College and the Durham Abilities Centre. In 2012, Doug was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for service to the community.
    Community Member

    Paul W. Currie
    Paul W. Currie

    Paul Currie is the founder of CSCI and currently serves on several Boards of Directors. He is a seasoned executive with senior officer and director level commercial experience in North America, Europe and Asia. During the course of a career spanning more than three decades Mr. Currie had significant roles in the financial services, real estate and technology sectors. Mr. Currie obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1983, which he held until he resigned in good standing after almost three decades.
    Community Member (Nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario)

    Jeff P. Fegan
    Jeff P. Fegan

    Jeff Fegan is the former Chief Executive Officer of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA).
    Community Member

    Peter Gregg
    Peter Gregg

    Peter is the President and CEO of the Independent Electricity System Operator (“IESO”), the corporation responsible for operating the electricity market and directing the operation of the bulk electrical system in the province of Ontario. He was previously President and CEO of Enersource Corporation (now Alectra Utilities) where he led the merger of Enersource with Powerstream and Horizon Utilities, and the purchase of Hydro One Brampton. Peter has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
    Municipal Member (Halton Region)

    Danielle M. Waters
    Kathleen L. Keller-Hobson

    Kathleen Keller-Hobson is a corporate director and is currently Lead Director and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee of CCL Industries Inc. (TSX: CCL), and a member of the Board of Directors of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TSX: PBH), both publicly-traded companies. Prior to January 2015, Ms. Keller-Hobson was a business lawyer with 35 years of experience advising businesses and boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. She holds her ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
    Nominated by the Federal Government.

    Roger R. Mahabir
    Roger R. Mahabir

    Roger Mahabir is Chairman and CEO of Tracker Networks Inc., and President and CEO of Technology Innovations Inc. Previously, Mr. Mahabir was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Assurent Secure Technologies which he sold to TELUS in 2006. Mr. Mahabir is recognized as a leading technology innovator. He has been inducted into the Canadian Information Productivity Hall of Fame, his achievements have been archived by the Smithsonian, and he has served as Chief Information Officer in several Fortune 500 organizations, including RBC Capital Markets (Royal Bank of Canada). Mr. Mahabir is an experienced director and advisor of companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.
    Named Community Member (Nominated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade)  

    Hazel McCallion
    Hazel McCallion

    Hazel McCallion is the Chief Elder Officer of Revera Inc., Chancellor of Sheridan College, and special advisor to the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus. Ms. McCallion was one of the longest serving Mayors in Canada, having served as Mayor of the City of Mississauga for 36 years. Ms. McCallion was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2005 and was awarded an honorary doctor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto in 2010.
    Nominated by the Federal Government

    Michele McKenzie
    Michele McKenzie

    Michele McKenzie is a corporate director and founder of McKenzie Business Strategies, an advisory practice focused on economic development, strategy, marketing and tourism, and is the former President and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC/Destination Canada), a federal Crown Corporation. She is also a director of the Trans Canada Trail, and the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada. In 2018, Michele was appointed to the inaugural board of Invest in Canada, the new federal agency supporting business expansion into Canada. Michele has been recognized as one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women – Top 100” by WXN and was named Hotelier Magazine’s one of the “10 Most Influential Leaders in Canada’s Hospitality Industry”. Michele is a graduate of Dalhouse University and holds an Honorary Degree from Humber College.
    Municipal Member (Region of Peel)

    Kathy Milsom
    Kathy Milsom

    Kathy Milsom is the President and CEO of Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). She is also a director and chair of the Standards Council of Canada. She has held numerous other executive and board positions including as Chair of the Advisory Board for Direct Construction Company Limited, and a director of the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation. Kathy is a professional engineer and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors' Director Education Program. 
    Named Community Member (Nominated by Professional Engineers Ontario)

    Terrie O'Leary
    Terrie O'Leary

    Terrie O’Leary is Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations at Toronto Global. Toronto Global is the Toronto Region's foreign direct investment attraction, marketing and sales corporation. A seasoned executive with extensive private and public sector experience, Terrie served two terms on The World Bank Board of Directors in Washington, DC as the representative of Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean. Prior to Washington she was the senior adviser to Finance Minister Paul Martin.
    Appointed by the Province of Ontario

    Michelle Samson-Doel
    Michelle Samson-Doel

    Michelle Samson-Doel is Lead Director of Boralex Inc. (BLX), and serves on the board of Lallemand Inc., a global private company. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and the former Executive Chair of Multi-Marques that led the consolidation of the bakery industry in Quebec. She has also served on the Boards of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and many private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
    Municipal Member (Region of York)

    Mark F. Schwab
    Mark F. Schwab

    Mark is a highly-experienced airline industry executive, having recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Star Alliance, a complex alliance of 27 airline members. He has a deep background in the airline industry, having served in international leadership roles with major carriers such as United Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines and Pan Am.
    Community Member

    Johan van ‘t Hof
    Johan van ‘t Hof

    Johan van ‘t Hof is president and CEO of Tonbridge Corporation, a Toronto-based merchant bank and financial advisory firm, and a lecturer at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and the School of Accountancy for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. van ’t Hof has several years of experience in project finance, infrastructure financing and public private partnership transactions and has been a director of ten entities, both inter-listed public companies, several private, as well as multi-million dollar non-for-profit organizations and charities. Mr. van ‘t Hof received his MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, and is a chartered accountant and a CPA in Ontario.
    Nominated by the Region of Durham

    Danielle M. Waters
    Danielle M. Waters

    Danielle Waters is the principal of Water's Edge Consulting, a loyalty travel consulting firm. She was previously the managing director of BCD Travel, a leading global travel management company with over 13,000 employees and offices in 90 countries. She has senior operational and management experience in the travel industry.
    Community Member