Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO Stepping Down

Robin Silvester. Photo: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

After more than 14 years at the helm of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, CEO Robin Silvester announced June 1 that he’s stepping down from the position.

Silvester said he plans to stay involved to help during the transition of leadership as the Board of Directors prepares for a global search for its next president and CEO. Other details are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, according to the port authority.

“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,” Silvester said. “With support from our partners, we have delivered over $1 billion of infrastructure over the last decade and a half.”

Under Silvester’s tenure, investments in the British Columbia gateway have helped to bolster international trade growth through the Port of Vancouver by around 40%. Silvester has led the port authority’s sustainability efforts.

“I want to thank Robin Silvester for his leadership over the last 14 years,” said Judy Rogers, chair of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Board of Directors. “Robin helped guide the port authority through a period of incredible growth and accomplishment.”

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 is a future marine container terminal at the Port of Vancouver, BC. The project involves the construction of a new three-berth marine container terminal in Delta, British Columbia.

By Karen Robes Meeks