Susan Dawes appointed as Vice Chair of Winnipeg Airports Authority

Winnipeg Airports Authority is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Brita Chell as Chair of its Board of Directors for 2021 and the appointment of Susan Dawes as Vice Chair.

Brita joined the Board of Directors six years ago and became the first female Chair in the history of WAA in January 2020. She is a business leader who has held a number of senior positions in the
private sector and recently retired as Chief Financial Officer of G3 Canada Limited. Brita has been active in the community, and in addition to her role at WAA is also a member of the St. Amant Board.

“I am excited to continue working with the entire WAA team to overcome the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our industry and keep our community connected,” said Brita. “I’d like to thank the board for their continued support and congratulate Susan Dawes on being appointed to the role of Vice Chair.”

Susan has been part of the Board of Directors since January 2018. She was appointed to the Board by WAA and currently serves on the Governance Committee. Susan is a partner at Myers LLP and a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, where she previously served as Vice President. She is also part of the Manitoba Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association.

In addition to the appointments of Chair and Vice Chair, WAA is pleased to welcome a new member to its Board of Directors. Adam Kilfoyle is the Managing Partner at Heartland CPAs and was nominated by the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce. “I’d like to welcome Adam to the WAA Board of Directors and also extend thanks to outgoing board member Gerry Glatz for his nine years of dedicated service,” said Brita.

2021 Board of Directors

The WAA Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members — eleven nominated by government and community partners and four appointed by the WAA Board. Please visit for the complete list of Board of Directors for 2021.

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