Government of New Brunswick

Vacancy for appointment

Saint John Airport Inc. Board of Directors


Saint John Airport Inc. (SJAI) obtains its mandate and authority through an arrangement with Transport Canada.  The Board is mandated to administer the affairs of the SJAI.  The SJAI consists of 13 Directors, one of which is nominated by the Province of New Brunswick (Minister of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure).

The role of the Board of Directors is to operate a safe, efficient and competitive first-class airport that meets the air transportation needs of the community, the travelling public, and aviation clients.

The Board is representative of the community, comprised of members who collectively have experience and demonstrated capacity in such disciplines as air transportation, industry, aviation, business, commerce, finance, administration, law, government, engineering, and the organization of workers, or the representation of the interests of consumers, tourism, distribution and the cargo industry. The Board is also representative of the social diversity of the community, including language, gender, and skills diversity.

The provincial government is currently seeking one (1) nominee for the SJAI Board of Director’s consideration.  It is the Board’s responsibility to review the proposed nominations and formally appoint a provincial representative.  

Expressions of interest are invited to fill this opportunity but may also be used to fill future vacancies.


The SJAI board has eight (8) scheduled meetings per year which includes the Annual General Meeting.  Occasionally, special meetings are held to address issues that require immediate attention.  There are four board committees: Finance, Human Resources, Governance and Air Service Development & Facilities. The Sub-Committees generally meet about six times per year.


Essential Qualifications:
Interested applicants should have corporate board experience either as a board member or have worked in a role directly reporting to a board and have business, corporation and industry knowledge.

The goals and objectives of this position shall fulfill the legal requirements and obligations of a director, which includes a comprehensive understanding of the statutory and fiduciary roles; representing the interest of all stakeholders in the governance of the Corporation; ensuring that the best interests of the Corporation are paramount and participating in the review and approval of Corporation policies and strategy and in monitoring their implementation.


Asset Qualifications:
The Board is comprised of a diverse set of disciplines and expertise to lead the stewardship of SJAI. The Board is currently seeking an applicant who has experience with or is able to demonstrate knowledge or expertise in: accounting or financial management; enterprise risk management; and business management and marketing.

Accounting/Financial experience: This may include analyzing and interpreting financial statements, evaluating organizational budgets, and understanding financial reporting. A professional financial designation is preferred, but not mandatory. 

Risk Management experience: This may include knowledge of auditing practices, organizational controls, compliance and mitigation measures, and providing risk oversight while serving on an audit committee. 

Business Management and Marketing experience: This may include sound management and operational business processes and marketing strategies in the private or public sector.


Remuneration is fixed by the SJAI Board of Directors and includes, per meeting attended, $150 for meetings over one hour and $100 for meetings under one hour, and an annual minimum stipend of $1,500. Mileage is included for meetings attended in person. Executive Committee Board Members receive additional honorariums based on role (i.e. Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Head, etc.).

July 31st, 2020 – July 30th, 2023
Directors can serve up to two consecutive three year terms with an option for one more additional term should they be part of a strategic airport initiative.


Expressions of interest (via the application form on the ABC website or a resume and a cover letter) may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax, with details of relevant experience and/or qualifications and contact information (telephone number, civic address and e-mail address). 

Janet Norman
Senior Policy Advisor
Policy and Legislative Affairs
Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

While we appreciate the interest of those who submitted an expression an interest, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.  Inquiries relating to specific opportunities can be made after the deadline passes and should be directed to the responsible department.

Deadline for Submission :

03 July 2020

Type of Appointment :

Ministerial Nomination

Term :

July 31st, 2020 – July 30th, 2023

Associated / Responsible Department :

E-mail address for submissions :

Link(s) :

Saint John Airport

Note: Please ensure you have attached necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.