Oct 8, 2019

Gordon Duke – President & CEO for Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA)

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is pleased to have been the firm selected by the Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) to conduct an international search for the airport’s new President & CEO.

Engaged by the Board of Directors, PFM Executive Search created an inclusive search process which led to the appointment of Gordon Duke as the new leader of the Prince George Airport – known as being strategically located on the North Pacific Corridor and on Great Circle air routing – and an integral part of the Asia Pacific Gateway linking the economies of Asia and North America.

Gordon Duke joins PGAA from the North Peace Airport in Fort St. John where he was Managing Director.  In making the announcement, Dean Mason as Chair of the PGAA said “…our board is thrilled to appoint Gordon Duke as our CEO. In our extensive search, Gordon impressed us with his qualifications and reputation. We think that he will be a great fit for the community.  We have had a decade of excellent growth and airport improvements, and we will continue our strategic growth with Gordon Duke as CEO.”

Gordon’s extensive aviation background includes eleven years with Air Canada Cargo, an eight-year period as Director of Operations at Halifax Airport, as well as time with GardaWorld Aviation Services. He has served as Chair of the Canadian Airport Council’s Operations, Safety and Technical Affairs Committee and brings a high degree of technical skill to the job, including logistics, Six Sigma and labour relations.

“I am excited to join PGAA and the Prince George community. I look forward to bringing my skills and leadership style to their strong team of professionals.” said Gordon Duke.

We at PFM Executive Search echo the comments from both PGAA and from Gordon, as the search for the new CEO of the Prince George Airport was thorough and inclusive. Early stakeholder discussions led by PFM with community stakeholders and business partners to PGAA spoke of a new CEO who will build on the progressive nature of the airport’s operation over the last decade and bring a new strategic direction for the airport.

Over the past 27-years PFM Executive Search has been recognized for its work within the aviation sector, identifying and recruiting senior leaders to various airports and related operational roles within the sector. Our 17-person firm consistently demonstrates an ability to work efficiently and effectively with Boards and Selection Committees in the facilitation of the appointment of diverse leadership talent to a wide variety of large and complex organizations.