GBA Group

Ottawa International Airport Authority

Project Advisor

Ottawa, ON, Canada

1997 to 2002

Finance, Long Term Leasing

The Ottawa International Airport Authority was established in 1997 after the assembly of a community-based Board of Directors who were tasked with overseeing the management of the airport.

The development of the new terminal was done on time and within budget; the Authority, for the first time, oversees a positive financial venture.

One of the founding members in this unique effort to bring the private and public sectors together, GBA was involved in all aspects of the creation of the Ottawa Airport Authority.

Graham Bird, as co-chair, established the company and the Authority as a legitimate entity and negotiated long-term arrangements with the federal government.