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A three-year mandate for Ms. Patricia Anne Kennedy

April 2, 2015 - Ottawa - Transport Canada

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Ms. Patricia Anne Kennedy of Delta, British Columbia, to the board of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority for a three-year term.

Ms. Kennedy has been the chief financial officer of the Pacific Flying Club since 2013. Before that, she was their chief operating officer beginning in 1991.

She has been involved in several organisations, such as the board of the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC (2012-2014), the audit committee (since 2009) and the board of directors (1999-2001) of the BC Aviation Council, the steering committee for Human Resources Development Canada’s Sectoral Study on Pilot Training in Canada (1999-2003), and the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) strategic leadership program since 2003.

From 1997 to 2009, she sat on the board of directors of the Air Transport Association of Canada. She was its chairman from 2001 to 2002 and was awarded an honorary life member status in 2012. She also sat on the board of directors of the CMA of British Columbia from 2008 to 2014, where she was chairman from 2012 to 2013.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and is a CMA. Ms. Kennedy was awarded with a CMA fellowship in 2007 and an honorary CMA life member status in 2014.

Quick Facts

  • CATSA, established on April 1, 2002, is a federal Crown corporation responsible for the screening of passengers and their belongings, as well as screening of non-passengers entering airport restricted areas, and any items in their possession. CATSA and Transport Canada work together in aviation security to contribute to a safe and secure air transportation system.
  • CATSA screened 51 million passengers in 2012.


“I am very pleased that Ms. Kennedy has agreed to join the CATSA Board of directors. Her experience in finance, accounting and air transportation will be a great asset."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport

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Zach Segal
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

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