The Prince George Airport Authority will soon have a new president and chief executive officer.
Gordon Duke has been hired to replace John Gibson, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
Duke is currently Managing Director of the North Peace Airport in Fort St. John. Duke and his wife, Dorothy, are moving to Prince George in October. Duke will officially join Prince George Airport Authority on November 1.
“Our board is thrilled to appoint Gordon Duke as our CEO,” said Dean Mason, chair of the board of directors. “In our extensive search, Gordon impressed us with his qualifications and reputation. We think that he will be a great fit for the community. We have had a decade of excellent growth and airport improvements, and we will continue our strategic growth with Gordon Duke as CEO.”
Duke’s aviation background includes 11 years with Air Canada Cargo, an eight-year period as director of operations at Halifax Regional Airport, as well as time with GardaWorld Aviation Services. He has served as chair of the Canadian Airport Council’s Operations, Safety and Technical Affairs committee, and brings a high degree of technical skill to the job, including logistics, Six Sigma and labour relations.
“I’m excited to join PGAA and the Prince George community. I look forward to bringing my skills and leadership style to their strong team of professionals.” said Duke.