Board of Directors

The Calgary Airport Authority’s Board of Directors bring extensive experience, diverse perspectives and strong roots in the community to their governance role. 

Members are appointed by the City of Calgary, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Long Range Planning Committee, Rocky View County and the Government of Canada. With skills in air transportation, industry, finance, law, engineering and consumer interests, The Board ensures the Calgary and Springbank airports operate in a safe, secure and efficient manner. As leading members in our community, they also advance economic and community development by promoting the aviation industry. 


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Andrea Robertson
Board Chair
Appointed by the Calgary Chamber in 2017

Originally appointed to the Board of Directors in 2017 by the Calgary Chamber, Ms. Robertson recently retired (2023) as the President and CEO of STARS, a not-for-profit helicopter air ambulance service that provides critical emergency care in Western Canada. Prior to STARS, she spent nearly 30 years in a variety of health care leadership roles at Alberta Health Services, the Foothills Medical Centre, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Ms. Robertson has been widely recognized for her generous contributions to business and community. In addition to her role as Board Chair of the Airport, she continues to serve as a Director on the board of Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC). 

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Jina Abells Morissette
Chair, People / Governance / Nominating Committee
Appointed by the City of Calgary in 2020

Jina is an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global executive search firm.  Prior to the move to executive search she spent more than twenty years of experience as a legal executive and board member. She was most recently the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Cavalier Energy Inc.   She held the same role at SilverBirch Energy Corp. and UTS Energy Inc. Jina has extensive experience in the energy industry, governance, human resources and executive compensation. She works extensively in the community and currently serves as past board chair of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and previously served on the boards of Calgary Reads and Theatre Calgary. Jina has a bachelor of commerce from the University of Regina with a major in marketing and a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan.

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David C. Blom, CA, CPA, FEA, ICD.D
Chair, Safety & Operational Resiliency Committee
Appointed by the Calgary Chamber in 2016

David is a co-founder of Blackwood Family Enterprise Services, an organization dedicated to serving the needs of enterprising families who want to work on bringing strategic harmony to their businesses and enterprises. His specialties include governance, strategic planning and tax matters. He practiced in public accounting for 28 years and another 12 years on selected corporate boards. He has a passion for environmental stewardship spending 38 years volunteering with Ducks Unlimited Canada, ending his term with them as President and Chair.

David is married to Joanne and they have four children and eight grandchildren.     


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Randolph (Randy) M. Charron
Appointed by the Rocky View County in 2019

Randy is the President and director of Star Valley Drilling Ltd., a private oilfield drilling contractor with petroleum drilling assets in Canada, the U.S.A., Trinidad W.I. and West Africa. He is also the President of Characo Corporation, a privately held oil and gas investment firm. Randy is a director of PHX Technology Services Corp., an oilfield service company providing horizontal and directional drilling services in Canada, the U.S., Albania and Russia. Randy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from McMaster University. An aviation enthusiast, he presently holds a Transport Canada-issued airline transport pilot license. He is type rated on several citation jets and turbo prop aircraft and presently operates a private turbine aircraft out of Springbank Airport. Randy is also a director of the Springbank Airport Business and Pilots Association (SABPA).

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Donald (Don) Cormack, CPA, ICD.D
Chair, Audit & Finance Committee
Appointed by the Calgary Chamber in 2016

Don is a retired partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he served as the Calgary and Alberta Audit and Advisory practice leader and was a member of the National Assurance Executive. He has extensive financial accounting and reporting experience with both private and public companies of all sizes, covering regulatory compliance, risk management, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, internal controls and governance in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Don has served on numerous not-for-profit and public boards, and he is currently a director and audit committee chair at Petrus Resources Ltd as well as United Farmers of Alta. He was the chair of The Calgary Foundation and a director of the Parks Foundation, Calgary. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA, CPA), a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Program (ICD.D) and has a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. 

Dino DeLuca 
Appointed by the Calgary Chamber in 2023

Dino DeLuca has over 25 years of legal, leadership and aviation experience and is the Chief Operating Officer of TriWest Capital Partners, the largest and longest standing private equity firm in Western Canada. Prior to joining TriWest, Dino was a senior partner at the Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer law firm where he founded and developed the aviation practice group and was part of its senior leadership team. Dino has been recognized with several honours throughout his distinguished legal career, including being named one of the world’s leading practitioners in aviation. Dino served on the Board of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service, a not-for-profit enterprise providing emergency air ambulance services from six bases across Western Canada, and now serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, a not-for-profit advocacy group for the private capital industry in Canada.   

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Andrea Goertz, BComm, MBA, ICD.D
Appointed by the Government of Canada in 2019

Andrea has extensive experience as an executive and board member. Andrea was chief communications and sustainability officer at TELUS, leading a national team responsible for a diverse portfolio comprised of external communications, media relations, privacy, provincial government relations, real estate, corporate marketing, sponsorships, community investment, and corporate social responsibility. Andrea was accountable for the vision, design, partnership and execution of several iconic real estate developments, most notably TELUS Garden in Vancouver and TELUS Sky in Calgary. Andrea's leadership earned TELUS repeated recognition on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and she was a recipient in 2012 and 2014 of WXN Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Andrea's past board experience includes Alberta Ballet, Theatre Calgary, Arts Commons, the TELUS Calgary Community Board and the Haskayne School of Business Advisory Council. Andrea currently serves on the boards of Boardwalk REIT and TriSummit Utilities Inc. Andrea holds a bachelor of commerce in Finance and a master of business administration, both from the University of Alberta, and is a graduate of the ICD Directors Education Program. 


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Manjit K. Minhas
Appointed by the Calgary Chamber in 2020

Manjit is the co-founder and CEO of Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries, which were developed in Alberta and now sold in 16 countries and the ninth largest liquor manufacturer in North America. Manjit is a venture capitalist on CBC’s Dragons’ Den for the last nine years/seasons investing in dozens of Canadian small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country. Manjit is highly skilled and experienced in brand development, marketing, sales management and brewing operations, distribution, and manufacturing. Manjit has served for numerous businesses and not-for-profit boards and is a current board member for Enbridge, ATB Financial, Decibel Cannabis and Telus Future Friendly Foundation. Manjit has extensive background and experience in shareholder relations, governance and executive performance and compensation. Manjit was appointed as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Armed Forces in late 2022. 

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Lara Murphy
Appointed by the Calgary Chamber in 2023

Lara Murphy is the owner and President of Calgary’s Ryan Murphy Construction Inc. (RMC), the only female-owned commercial construction firm in the city, priding itself on being a diverse supplier advocating for inclusivity and authenticity. Lara is a public speaker who has participated in numerous panels and regularly gives talks about leadership, entrepreneurship, the construction industry, and women in business. Outside of work, Lara volunteers for various not-for-profit organizations and through her company has contributed to several community initiatives such as The Trellis Society, YWCA, Servus Calgary Marathon, Cerebral Palsy Kids, Fast & Female and the Inglewood Community Association. She is YW Calgary’s past Board Chair, a board member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, and a member of SAIT’s Board of Governors. Lara was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022 for her contributions to improving life in Alberta. 

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Lisa Oldridge, CFA, ICD.D
Appointed by the City of Calgary in 2019

As Principal of both Fulcrum Advisors and Ozone Advisory, Lisa has spent the past decade as an advisor to boards, founders, executives and GPs on strategy, governance, finance, and sustainability performance integration. Prior to this she spent over 15 years in the equity capital markets on the buy- and sell-sides. Lisa has spent 25 years serving on the boards of numerous private, crown, and non-profit boards. She is a CFA Charterholder, holds an MBA (Finance) from the Haskayne School of Business, the ISSB (IFRS) FSA credential, and the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation.


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Craig Richmond, MBA
Appointed by the Calgary Chamber in 2021

Craig is a former President & CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority. His aviation background includes a decade as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, pivotal roles at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and CEO positions with Vantage Airport Group at six airports in three countries. After rejoining YVR as President & CEO in 2013, Craig over saw the airport's vision to become a world-class, sustainable hub. Under his leadership, YVR experienced rapid growth and continued to gain recognition. Craig is the 2016 recipient of Airports Council International – North America's (ACI-NA) Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award. And in 2019 he was awarded B.C. CEO of the Year (not-for-profit category) in Business in Vancouver's annual British Columbia CEO Awards. He is a former director of the Vancouver Board of Trade and Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.    

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Phillip (Phil) J. Scheibel 
Chair, Commercial Committee
Appointed by the Government of Canada in 2019

Phil is a founding partner at Rose LLP where he advises on natural resource and infrastructure projects and disputes across western Canada. His experience includes critical infrastructure such as ring roads, light rail transit, hospitals, post-secondary institutions and airports. He is actively involved in the community including serving 9 years as a director of the Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary Region and as a long-time minor hockey, football and baseball coach. Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from the University of Saskatchewan and a mediation certificate from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.



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Sheldon Schroeder
Appointed by the Calgary Chamber in 2020

Sheldon is a Vice President with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), leading major projects in upstream oil sands mining along with logistics and infrastructure support. Sheldon has 30 years of engineering and construction experience and has been with CNRL for 20 years in various capacities during the development of its oil sands mining business. He holds a bachelor and masters of science in engineering from the University of Alberta and is a profess ional engineer and has served on a standards development committee for the Association of Professional Engineering Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He has previously served as director and board chair of the Fort McMurray Airport Authority.  


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Tracey Zehl, FCA, FCPA, FEA 
Appointed by the City of Calgary in 2022

Tracey is currently an Alberta Client Growth Partner (previously Southern Alberta Managing Partner for 7 years) at Grant Thornton LLP. Tracey has over twenty-five years of experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant providing assurance and business advisory services to clients in the not-for-profit and private sectors. She has extensive experience in financial reporting, governance, executive leadership, risk management and strategic planning. In 2018, Tracey received a Fellowship from CPA Alberta recognizing the exceptional service, honor and distinction she brings to the profession, community and charitable organizations. Tracey works extensively in the community and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited and Calgary Stampede Casino (GP) Ltd. She previously served on boards and various committees of Tourism Calgary, Rocky Mountain Equipment and Ronald McDonald House of Southern and Central Alberta.  

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