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WESTAC is governed by a Board of Directors, an Executive Committee and the Human Resources and Finance & Governance Subcommittees.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the policies and overall program of WESTAC. Directors are elected by members to ensure balanced representation across all sectors, which include carriers/logistics, labour, ports/terminals, producers/shippers and governments. They are elected for a one-year term at WESTAC’s Annual General Meeting. Board seats are automatically allocated to Sustaining Members. The Board's structure reflects the general composition of the total membership.

The Chairmanship of WESTAC rotates annually between the four Western provinces.

Hon. David Marit
Minister of Highways and Infrastructure
Government of Saskatchewan

Board Chair

Executive Committee

Hon. Blaine Pedersen
Minister of Infrastructure
Government of Manitoba

Vice Chair of the Board

Hon. Brian Mason
Minister of Transportation
Government of Alberta
Rob Ashton
President
ILWU Canada
Brad Bodner
Director, Corporate Development
CN

Executive Committee

James Clements
VP Strategic Planning & Transportation Services
Canadian Pacific

Executive Committee

Paul Devries
General Manager
BC Coast Pilots
Kevin Doyle
Honourary Director
WESTAC
Brad Eshelman
President
Western Stevedoring

Finance & Governance Subcommittee

President & CEO
WESTAC
Douglas Finnson
National President
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference

Executive Committee

Hon. Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
Transport Canada
Tim Heney
Chief Executive Officer
Thunder Bay Port Authority

Executive Committee

Lee Jebb
Vice President, Railway Operations
Cando Rail
Grant Main
Deputy Minister of Transportation & Infrastructure
Government of British Columbia
Cathy McLay
CFO & EVP, Finance & Corporate Services
TransLink
Maksim Mihic
General Manager
DP World Prince Rupert

Executive Committee

Mayor Greg Moore
Chair
Metro Vancouver
Norm Rinne
Vice President, Business Development
Kinder Morgan Canada Inc.
John Salt
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Canadian Tire

Executive Committee

Human Resources Subcommittee

Robin Silvester
President & CEO
Port of Vancouver

Executive Committee

Pat Sinnott
Honorary Director
WESTAC
Capt. Claus Thornberg
Vice President, Transportation
Cenovus Energy
Travis Thowe
Director, Franchise Development
BNSF Railway
Hugh Wagner
General Secretary
Grain & General Services Union

Executive Committee

Human Resources Subcommittee