Organization Profile - Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority



Minister Responsible

Minister of Transport

Minister Responsible

Minister of Transport

Mandate

The role of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is to facilitate and expand the movement of cargo and passengers through the Port of Vancouver; administer the north and middle arms, and lower portion of the main arm of the Fraser River; provide facilities, services and technologies that are competitive, safe, commercially viable, dependable, environmentally responsible and customer oriented and to operate with broad public support in the best interests of Canadians.

Head Office

Vancouver, British Columbia

Appointment Provisions

Canada Marine Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-6.7/index.html

The Board shall consist of eleven directors. The directors of the Authority shall be appointed to hold office as follows:
  • the GiC appoints one individual nominated by the Minister;
  • the municipalities of Coquitlam, Delta, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond and the Township of Langley appoint one individual; provided however, upon the expiry of the term of the first director so appointed or upon such director ceasing to hold office in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the municipalities of Coquitlam, Delta, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby, the District of North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, Port Moody, West Vancouver, Belcarra and the Township of Langley shall thereafter appoint one individual;
  • the province of British Columbia appoints one individual;
  • the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba appoint one individual; and
  • the GiC appoints the seven remaining individuals nominated by the Minister in consultation with the users selected by the Minister or the classes of users.
During the four-year period following the effective date of amalgamation,
  • the term of any new director shall be for three years; and
  • the term of any director who is renewed shall be for a maximum of three years.
The directors are appointed to hold office for any term of not more than three years that will ensure as far as possible the expiry in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one half of the directors, the terms being renewable twice only.

A director shall serve no more than nine consecutive years on the board.

If a successor has not been appointed at the expiry of a director’s term, the director continues to hold office until their term is renewed or their successor is appointed.

No person is eligible to be appointed as a director within twelve months after the expiration of their term or renewed term.

The directors are appointed to serve part-time.

The directors of a port authority shall have generally acknowledged and accepted stature within the transportation industry or the business community and relevant knowledge and extensive experience related to the management of a business, to the operation of a port or to the maritime trade.

The Board shall elect a chairperson from among their number of a term not exceeding two years, the term being renewable.

The following individuals may not be director:
  • an individual who is a mayor, councillor, officer or employee of a municipality mentioned in the letters patent;
  • an individual who is a member of the legislature of a province, or an officer or employee of the public service or of a Crown corporation of a province, mentioned in the letters patent;
  • a Senator or a member of the House of Commons or an officer or employee of the federal public administration, a federal Crown corporation or a port authority;
  • an individual who is not a resident Canadian, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act;
  • an individual who is a director, officer or employee of a person who is a user of the port;
  • an individual who is under eighteen years of age;
  • an individual who has been declared mentally incompetent by a court in Canada or elsewhere; or
  • an undischarged bankrupt.
A director shall cease to hold office when:
  • the director dies or resigns;
  • the director is removed for cause by the authority that made the appointment, namely, the Governor in Council, the municipalities or the province or provinces, as the case may be;
  • the director is no longer qualified to hold the office of director under section 16 of the Canada Marine Act.

Consultation

The Canada Marine Act specifies the Governor in Council appoints seven directors nominated by the Minister in consultation with the users selected by the Minister or the classes of users mentioned in the letters patent.

Quorum

The quorum necessary for the transaction of business at a meeting of the Board shall be a majority of the number of directors in office of which the Authority has actual knowledge of their appointment. A quorum of directors may exercise all powers of the Board.

Remuneration

Director (Federal)

  • Fixed by the Board of Directors

Directors (Users)

  • Fixed by the Board of Directors

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Director (Federal)
Bancroft-Jones, Anne
Vancouver, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2008-06-18
2017-06-17
Directors (Users)
Chapman, Timothy John
Burnaby, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2011-09-29
2014-09-28
Kerfoot, Carol Alexandra
Vancouver, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2015-03-26
2016-09-25
Kwan, Eugene Hsiao Yu
Vancouver, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2010-05-14
2016-09-25
Landry, Paul Robert
Langley, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2011-09-29
2017-09-24
Longworth, Thomas J.
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2009-09-09
2015-09-08
Neeser, Craig
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2009-08-30
2018-08-29
Turner, T. Richard
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2009-06-19
2015-06-18