The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Toronto Pearson is Canada’s busiest airport, and North America’s second largest international passenger airport. It is a hub for the movement of people and goods across the country, continent and around the globe. It is the first Canadian airport to be accredited under the Airports Council International Airport Health Accreditation Program and has launched its “Healthy Airport” program, important steps that demonstrates the airport’s deep commitment to promoting health and safety as air travel begins to recover.
The GTAA, a reporting issuer, has a well-developed Legal Department of 5 lawyers and an impressive 15-member skills-based Board of Directors. It is now seeking a Legal Counsel, Corporate Secretary who will be responsible for leading all GTAA governance matters, providing high-quality legal and governance advice to the GTAA Executive Leadership Team, the GTAA Board and its four Standing Committees. Bringing a lawyer’s strategic mindset to the position, this role will be the primary liaison between the Board of Directors and Senior Management. In addition, the Corporate Secretary will be responsible for agenda preparation, Board paper preparation, recording minutes, managing the follow-up of actions arising from the Board and Committee meetings and overseeing the Board budget as well as managing one direct report. This position is located at Toronto Pearson (accessible from downtown via the Union Pearson Express) and will report to the VP, General Counsel, Governance, Corporate Safety and Security.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in a legal or corporate secretarial role with acquired corporate governance experience. Experience with a reporting issuer would be strongly preferred. Professionalism, excellent oral and written communication skills and diplomacy are essential to succeed in this role, as you will be reviewing Board papers and documents and dealing directly with the President & CEO, General Counsel, the Executive Leadership Team and the Board and Committee Chairs. Confidence and creativity will be required to constantly challenge and improve upon current processes and procedures. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to build relationships remotely, will also be of interest. As you will have one direct report, management and leadership skills will be required.
The GTAA is a unique place to work. It is evolving to meet the changing needs of air travelers and to achieve its bold strategic goals. It values diversity, equity and inclusion and offers an environment that allows for career development for enthusiastic employees. If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please send your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at NagataConnex Executive Legal Search at the contact information below.
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