Two new faces have joined the board of the Victoria Airport Authority. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Victoria Airport Authority announces two new board members

Allan Haynes and Paul Gerrard will represent Saanich, CRD respectively

The Victoria Airport Authority announced changes to its board of directors Friday, as two new faces join the table.

In a release, the VAA welcomed Allan Haynes and Paul Gerrard to the not-for-profit authority, which has managed airport operations since 1997, on behalf of the region’s communities.

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Representing Saanich, Haynes previously served as chair of the Passenger Marketing Committee of the Comox Valley Airport as well as a marketing consultant for the International Air Transport Association.

Haynes is also a familiar name in Sidney, where he writes and directs for the Peninsula Players, a community theatre group.

“The aviation industry has always been a passion of mine, so it is a privilege to serve on the Victoria Airport Authority Board of Directors,” said Haynes, whose position was effective Oct. 16.

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With 40 years of experience in the construction industry in England, Toronto and B.C., Gerrard will represent the Capital Regional District, effective Jan. 1, 2019 replacing Colin Smith.

Gerrard previously served as a councillor for the District of Saanich from 2008 until 2014.

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He has also served as chair and trustee of the Greater Victoria Public Library Board, on the Capital Region Housing Trust Fund and is past-president of the Gorge Tillicum Community Association.

“Victoria International Airport will be seeing some major growth in the coming years, and I hope to bring my construction expertise to the boardroom discussions,” Gerrard said.

Victoria International Airport is the 10th busiest airport in Canada with nearly 2 million passengers each year on more than 100 daily flights throughout North America.

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