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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Chief Financial Officer to retire

July 8, 2016

Allan Baydala, Chief Financial Officer, has announced his plan to retire from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority at the end of 2016. Allan has been CFO since 2008 and has had overall responsibility for finance and accounting, legal, information services, business optimization and continuous improvement, and enterprise risk management functions.

Allan was the executive lead in the process that created Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada’s largest port, through the amalgamation of the Vancouver, Fraser River and North Fraser port authorities. Before that, Allan acted as the president and chief executive officer of the North Fraser Port Authority. He was also Business in Vancouver’s CFO of the Year, Large Public Companies in 2011.

Allan has played a leading role in the port authority’s business planning process, including leading the Port 2050 Scenario Update with multiple stakeholders; the outcome of that consultation and review was integrated into the port authority’s business plan leading ultimately to the port authority’s sustainable port definition and new vision and mission presented in 2016. He has also played a strong leadership role in the port authority’s community and first nations engagement work, in particular in his home community of Delta and with the Tsawwassen First Nation where he has worked to develop positive mutually respectful relationships.

Allan has provided an unwavering commitment and strong and effective management to the port authority throughout his service and he will be greatly missed.

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will commence recruiting for Allan’s replacement shortly to ensure the appropriate and timely transfer of responsibilities.

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