Jun 11, 2018

Rod Hunchak – Director, Business Development & Community Relations for the Victoria Airport Authority (YYJ)

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search was pleased to assist Victoria International Airport (YYJ), one of the fasting growing airports in Canada, to recruit its new Director, Business Development & Community Relations, reporting directly to the CEO.

Rod Hunchak has been appointed to this newly created role where he will have direct responsibility for real estate and land development, community relations and will lead media and public affairs activities.

Rod comes to YYJ from Fort McMurray Airport Authority (YMM) where he was Vice-President, Commercial. Prior to YMM, he spent almost 14 years at Calgary Airport Authority (YYC) in various roles of increasing responsibility, his last role was the General Manager, Development Services, Planning and Engineering. Rod brings a broad range of directly related experience to the role, having had a diverse and well-rounded career in airports going back to 1995, where he started working as an Operations and Maintenance Officer with Yellowknife Airport (YZF).

CEO Geoff Dickson stated “…we are very pleased to have Rod’s knowledge, energy and excitement complement our team here at the Victoria Airport Authority and we know he is excited to be moving to the west coast and joining the team at YYJ”.

PFM Executive Search has worked with a variety of airport and port authorities over its 25-year history in executive search and as such has amassed a substantial knowledge of the sector with key contacts in aviation and the maritime industries from around the world. Our firm has recruited senior leaders to a diverse group of sector clients and has developed expertise in effectively working with Boards and senior leadership at airports and ports which we bring to each and every search project.