Robin Silvester, CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, has announced his retirement from the organisation after more than 14 years in charge.
“It is time for a new challenge for me, and to make space for a new leader at the port authority after the recent federal environmental assessment approval of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, the most significant strategic priority of the last decade,” noted Silvester.
During Silvester’s tenure, improvements in the Vancouver gateway have contributed to a 40% increase in foreign trade via the Port of Vancouver, according to the port’s statement.
Silvester said, “With support from our partners, we have delivered over CA$1 billion (approximately US$745 million) of infrastructure over the last decade and a half. The port authority has a strong leadership team to lead it into the future, and I want to thank the entire port team for their contributions to our collective success.”
Robin Silvester will remain to assist with the leadership transition, while the board of directors of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will conduct a national and international search for a new president and CEO.
“Robin helped guide the port authority through a period of incredible growth and accomplishment, culminating with the recent federal environmental assessment approval of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project,” commented Judy Rogers, chair of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board.