President and CEO

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty with a high degree of competency and results.

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and recommend to the Board a clear vision, direction and strategy for the CBAA that results in maximum return for members, and long term sustainability.
  • Provide overall leadership and management of the CBAA team.
  • Develops and recommends the annual operation budget and strategic/business plans for Board approval.
  • Allocate human and capital resources to achieve the association’s objectives.
  • Maximize membership retention and growth, with Canada-wide representation.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with elected and appointed government officials.
  • Increase public and government awareness of the importance of business aviation.
  • Maximize annual convention revenue and impact.
  • Ensure stable and strong financial performance to ensure long term sustainability.
  • Ensure operational management is built on sound financial management of a budget that includes reporting, analytics, budgeting, forecasting, audit support, and tax compliance.
  • Manage relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • Assess risks and develop appropriate risk management plans (i.e. self-insurance, technology, etc.) while   ensuring compliance/control needs are met in a manner consistent with good business practices including managing CBAA’s assets, financial resources, brand, and reputation.
  • Initiate and lead fundraising and membership growth opportunities in collaboration with CBAA’s Vice President Membership Relations and Development.
  • Expand the value of the CBAA brand for the Association, members, exhibitors, partners and employees.
  • Serves as the Company's chief spokesperson communicating effectively with members, exhibitors, partners and employees.
  • Maximize potential of regional chapters, and maintain regular communication with applicable international agencies and government authorities.
  • Represent the Association at the annual convention, chapters and industry events.
  • Follows all company policies and acts as a role model in the adherence to policies.
  • Other duties as required.


Specific requirements include but are not limited to:


  • A deep understanding of the business operational side of aviation.
  • Knowledge of government affairs, and experience influencing government policy.
  • Experience with non-profit membership based associations.
  • Executive team and Board experience.
  • Knowledge of aviation regulatory environment.
  • Understand legal concepts and contract management
  • Experience in the development of budgets and management of financial performance.
  • Ability to assess risks and solve problems with tact and good judgment.
  • Strong, proven leadership skills amongst staff and management; ability to engage effectively with senior professionals.
  • Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing, active listening, and synthesizing information from diverse sources when working with colleagues, members, volunteers, and the media.
  • Well versed in the use of technology.
  • Ability to maximize the effectiveness of a small team.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time, meet schedules/deadlines and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel as required both domestically and internationally.
  • Skilled in strategic planning and business and market development.
  • Experience managing a brand – including: brand audits, brand development, implementation, analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team as well as independently.
  • English is required, fluency in French is an asset.


  • A University degree, in Business Administration, Government, Aviation or related field preferred.