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Calgary Airport Authority – General Counsel (WR: 394)

Posted 6 years ago

Our Client, The Calgary Airport Authority, is seeking its first ever General Counsel to join the team.  A complex organization operating within a complicated business, the Calgary Airport Authority’s vision is to create effortless and memorable airport experiences that showcase Calgary’s legendary hospitality and our region’s natural beauty.


The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation, incorporated under the Province of Alberta’s Regional Airports Authorities Act (Alberta). Since 1992, the Calgary Airport Authority have been responsible for the operation, management and development of YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) and, since 1997, Springbank Airport (YBW), under a long-term lease from the Government of Canada.


The Calgary Airport Authority is governed by a community-based Board of Directors and led by a skilled Executive Team, dedicated to the long-term success of the Authority and the airports they manage and operate, and committed to delivering on the airport’s mandate. That mandate is:

  • To manage and operate the airports for which the Calgary Airport Authority is responsible in a safe, secure and efficient manner;
  • To advance economic and community development by means that include promoting and encouraging improved airline and transportation service and an expanded aviation industry;

Report to the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, the General Counsel will be responsible for the delivery of internal services and managing the delivery of external legal services to the organization in support of the day-to-day activities of the business in a manner that complies with applicable laws and the organization’s risk profile.


This is a unique opportunity to be the organization’s first ever General Counsel, to help lead and build the legal function and cause a broad cross-section of stakeholders within the organization to soon ask, ‘what did we ever do before this person arrived?’  To learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact Adam Pekarsky, Founding Partner, Pekarsky & Co. at 403 263 4474 ex 222 or at [email protected].


Applications for this position will close on May 7, 2018.

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