Saskatoon, SK: Following a comprehensive national search, the Saskatoon Airport
Authority Board of Directors has appointed Stephen Maybury as its next President and
Chief Executive Officer. Maybury will take over the post from Bill Restall who has held the
position since 1985.
Maybury and his family will move to Saskatoon from Winnipeg, where he currently serves
as CEO of Southport Aerospace Centre. He has also held senior roles with the
Charlottetown Airport Authority and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority where he
oversaw several expansion projects. Maybury, who holds an MBA in International Aviation
from Concordia University, is an Accredited Airport Executive, Registered Professional
Engineer and also served as a director with the International Association of Airport
Executives of Canada.
“We are very pleased to welcome Stephen to the Saskatoon Airport Authority team and
welcome his family to our great city,” said Ron Waldman, Chair of the Saskatoon Airport
Authority Board of Directors. “Our national search found many strong applicants, which
demonstrates that the country is taking note of our airport’s growth and momentum. The
entire airport community will be well-served with Stephen’s experience and excitement.”
“I’m looking forward to continuing on the great work of Bill Restall and the rest of the
Saskatoon Airport Authority team on enhancing our airport both in terms of infrastructure
and passenger services,” said Maybury. “In a thriving city like Saskatoon, passengers are
looking for increased services and options. A solid plan has been developed for the growth
of the airport, and I am excited to build on and implement that plan.”
Maybury will arrive in Saskatoon in early December to officially assume his role as CEO of
the Saskatoon Airport Authority. Current CEO Bill Restall, who announced his retirement in
May, will remain with the Airport thorough a transition period until the end of 2012.
“More and more, Saskatoon is getting noticed and getting the credit it deserves as a leading
and successful Canadian city,” said Restall. “A strong airport plays a critical role in that
success. I am confident that our staff, stakeholders, partners and most importantly
Saskatoon and surrounding communities will benefit from Stephen’s leadership.”
About the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport and Saskatoon
The Saskatoon Airport Authority is a partner in the development of Saskatoon and
Saskatchewan by operating a world-class airport that is connecting Saskatoon to the world.
The Saskatoon International Airport offers 190 direct flights per week to 7 Canadian
destinations, 39 flights per week to 5 United States destinations and 16 flights per week to
11 winter sunspot destinations, and served more than 1.2 million passengers in 2011. A
10-year, $115-million capital investment plan is underway including a $53-million
expansion of the airline terminal building.
For more information, please contact:
Ron Waldman; Chair of the Saskatoon Airport Authority; 306-221-2131
Bill Restall; CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority; 306-975-6464
Communications Contact: Maxine Montgomery; 306-975-4952
BIOGRAPHY OF MR. STEPHEN MAYBURY
Stephen Maybury graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied
Science degree and a Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering. He also has a
Master of Business Administration degree in International Aviation from Concordia
University. Stephen is a registered Professional Engineer, Accredited Airport Executive and
a Certified International Trade Professional.
In 1994, Stephen began his professional air transportation career in commercial aviation
and subsequently transitioned into the airport development-engineering business. After
working briefly for an airport consulting firm, he joined the Greater Toronto Airports
Authority in 2001 at Toronto Pearson International Airport. During this tenure, Stephen
advanced into progressively senior management roles associated with
engineering/development, facility operations and strategic planning/performance.
In 2008, Stephen became the Director, Planning and Programs at the Charlottetown Airport
Authority. In this diverse role, he directly oversaw airport planning and engineering,
land/property development, business development and airport security. He provided
strategic leadership of airport property development including all assets, facilities and the
Airport Business Park. He also fostered partnerships in the public-private sector through
the marketing of various property development opportunities.
In 2010, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Southport providing leadership in the
successful marketing, development and management of the airport and its related
commercial properties. Emphasizing a balanced, customer-driven and team based
approach to business; his key accountabilities included negotiating and managing major
leases and management contracts as well as developing partnerships with all levels of
governments to achieve maximum economic benefit for the regional community.
Stephen is a past member of the board of directors of the International Association of
Airport Executives Canada. He has also volunteered as a Student Design Mentor for the
University of PEI Engineering program as well as for local sporting events such as the
Canada Games. He and his wife, Heather, are raising two children, Luke and Quinn.