Director of Vancity steps down and manages Vancouver Airport Authority


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Tamara Vrooman steps down as President and CEO of Vancity – Canada’s largest credit union – to take on the same role with the Vancouver Airport Authority.

She will be the first woman to lead YVR, taking over after June 30.

Vrooman will continue to lead Vancity until this date, the company said.

In the coming weeks, Vancity’s board of directors will appoint an interim president and chief executive officer, effective July 1.

Vrooman joined Vancity as President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2007.

“For almost 13 years, Tamara has guided Vancity through a period of incredible growth and change, resulting in an influential community institution that is a model for social and environmental innovation, particularly in the financial sector,” says Jan O, chairman of the board of Vancity. “Brien.

“Tamara is leaving our credit union with a very strong management team and culture that will serve our community for years to come. As Vancity enters a new
era, we look forward to welcoming a new leader who will build on this foundation of success and drive. “

During Vrooman’s tenure, the credit union doubled its total assets and those under administration to $ 28.2 billion.

It also became the first Canadian financial institution to join the United Nations Collective Undertaking on Climate Action and a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking.

Vancity, along with Vrooman, was the first Canadian financial institution to be invited to join the Global Alliance for Banking on Values ​​- a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks sharing a commitment to triple impact on bottom line responsible banking practices.

Meanwhile, cuts started at Vancouver International Airport earlier this week as passenger volumes are expected to drop by two-thirds over the next three years.

The Vancouver Airport Authority issued layoff notices to more than 100 employees on Monday, a decision first announced late last month.

Vancouver Airport plans passenger volumes, with travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, at the airport over the next three years from 26 million per year to between eight and 15 million per year .


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