New Executive Director Appointed

Dec 19, 2017

The BC Aviation Council is pleased to announce staffing changes. Candace McKibbon has stepped down as Executive Director to take up a full time position at YVR Airport Authority. Donna Farquhar is retiring as BCAC’s Administrator December 31st. Both positions are being filled by Dave Frank. Today’s News Release follows.

Candace and Donna have done great work for the Council and will be missed.


For Immediate Release

December 7th, 2017

BC Aviation Council Announces New
Executive Director

The British Columbia Aviation Council (BCAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Frank as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Frank spent five years as the Director – Marketing and Public Relations for St. John Ambulance, arguably the leading not-for-profit charitable enterprise in the province, playing the leadership role in modernizing St. John’s brand and products to the benefit of almost 120,000 students a year, 2000 volunteers and 125 employees. He was a longtime Board Member (and past Chair) of Canada’s leading campus-based community radio station CiTR; recently on the Board of DOXA: Vancouver’s Documentary Film Festival and Society; and, is currently the Chair of the Richmond Community Foundation.

“We are very pleased that Dave has agreed to join our Team,” said Heather Bell, Chair of the Council. “His extensive experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors is exactly what we need at this stage in the BCAC’s growth.”

Frank founded a substantial international transportation and economic development consulting company as well as the ICC International Commercial Centre, at the time Canada’s foremost multimodal freight gateway trade zone. He constructed and managed two major research teams in the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Sauder School of Business, one examining industry productivity and (roughly twenty years later) the application of intelligent transportation systems to freight security; has been a senior executive member of a regional cargo and air ambulance airline; was elected two terms to the UBC Board of Governors; and, once as President of the UBC Student Society.

“I look forward to helping the BCAC get to the next level, building on the hard work of outgoing Executive Director Candace McKibbon and Administrator Donna Farquhar,” said Frank. “It is going to be extremely rewarding working with and supporting the membership.”

The aviation and aerospace sector is critical to growing the BC economy, supporting all British Columbians. It is the role of the BCAC, in partnership with members, stakeholders, and the community, to positively influence the well-being of the aviation and aerospace sector to the benefit of the Province’s social and economic development.

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For additional information, please contact:

Dave Frank
Executive Director
BC Aviation Council

About the British Columbia Aviation Council
The British Columbia Aviation Council, established in 1938, is a member‐driven organization that represents and promotes the shared interests of the aviation and aerospace community. It is a charitable organization established under the BC Society Act to ensure the province has an aviation and aerospace industry that is visible, connected and thriving.


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