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Saskatoon Airport Authority Announces New Chair, Vice Chair & Board Member

Saskatoon, SK, May 2, 2018: Today, Saskatoon Airport Authority welcomes James Kerby as the new Chair of the Board of Directors, along with Merin Coutts as the new Vice-Chair. Saskatoon Airport Authority also announced the nomination of Brian Heinrichs to its Board of Directors.

The Board also announced the retirement of a long-standing Board member, Orlo Drewitz. Drewitz has served on the Board since 2009. "Skyxe Saskatoon Airport has greatly benefited from Orlo’s commitment to governance and financial oversight", expressed Stephen Maybury, President & CEO of Skyxe Saskatoon Airport. "He has dedicated a significant amount of time and effort to our Board over the years and provided highly valued leadership and expertise."

Saskatoon Airport Authority also announced the nomination of Brian Heinrichs to its Board of Directors. "We are pleased to welcome Brian to our Board", states James Kerby, incoming Board Chair. "The road ahead presents many opportunities to advance our vision of becoming Canada’s most valued airport experience," Kerby continues. "But with opportunity comes challenges that will require continued, diligent corporate governance from our entire Board to successfully guide and direct our Airport’s future."

Another strong year of passenger traffic was reported at the Saskatoon Airport Authority Annual Public Meeting, with 1,463,410 people travelling through the Airport in 2017. That represents an average five-year growth rate of 2.1%.


For more information contact:

Lori Sly

Vice President, Business Development & Service Quality

Skyxe Saskatoon Airport

306-975-4952 │

About Skyxe Saskatoon Airport

Skyxe Saskatoon Airport is operated by Saskatoon Airport Authority. Skyxe Saskatoon Airport is a partner in developing Saskatoon and Saskatchewan by delivering the most valued airport experience in Canada. Saskatoon Airport welcomed 1,463,410 passengers in 2017, the second busiest year ever with an average five-year growth rate of 2.1%.


Brian Heinrichs, CPA, CA, is an Assurance Partner with Virtus Group LLP in Saskatoon and has over 20 years of public practice experience. He has been focused on audit and financial reporting throughout his career and works with numerous financial institutions, private companies, and not-for-profit organizations throughout Saskatchewan. Brian also facilitates Board training in the areas of governance and risk management. Brian is the Audit Practice Leader in Saskatoon and Chair of the firm’s Best Practices Committee. He was also involved with marking and content development of the national exam for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada for 16 years. Brian previously served for six years on the Board of a private post-secondary college, including terms as Board Chair and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.

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