In light of the evolving coronavirus situation, CATSA’s priority remains the well-being of its screening officers and those working in and travelling through Canadian airports. In response, we have made some changes at the checkpoint.
CATSA is led by a senior management committee, headed by a president and CEO. The senior management committee includes four vice-presidents, each representing a specific portfolio.
CATSA is a results-focused organization, and the executive team ensures organizational success through the strategic monitoring of key performance indicators, as published in the annual report and corporate plan summary.
In Budget 2012, the CATSA Act was amended so that all future CEOs would be appointed by the Governor in Council.
- Michael Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO);
- Neil Parry, Vice-President, Service Delivery;
- Martin Corrigan, Acting Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer;
- Lisa Hamilton, Vice-President, Corporate Services, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
- Nancy Fitchett, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Saunders has been President and CEO since January 3, 2017. His most recent reappointment by the Minister of Transport is effective until April 3, 2020.
Mr. Saunders joined CATSA as Vice-president and Chief Technology Officer in July 2008 following a 28-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he attained the rank of Assistant Commissioner and held other senior positions as Chief Information Officer and Director General of the Canadian Police College. He holds a BA in Professional Studies, Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Barry University, Miami, Florida.
Neil Parry is responsible for the delivery of effective, efficient and consistent screening operations at Canada’s 89 designated airports. Joining CATSA in 2002, Mr. Parry has held a number of senior positions and is accountable for both the delivery and oversight of screening services across the country and the training and certification of screening personnel. In addition, he is responsible for strengthening collaboration between CATSA, its screening contractors and industry stakeholders. Mr. Parry holds a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Windsor and an MBA in International Aviation from Concordia University.
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Martin Corrigan was appointed Acting Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer on January 3, 2017. He is responsible for the deployment, maintenance and long-term capital replacement of a complex network of equipment that supports security screening at Canada’s 89 designated airports. Mr. Corrigan is also responsible for CATSA’s information technology and screening technology requirements. Having joined CATSA in 2002 as a Director, Martin's first order of business was to implement a $1-billion checked-baggage program in 89 airports across Canada. This program was completed on budget and a year ahead of schedule. He holds a BA from Carleton University and brings with him over 30 years of experience in the aviation security industry.
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Lisa Hamilton was appointed Vice President of Corporate Services, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in February 2018. In her role Lisa is responsible for a variety of corporate services including human resources, procurement and legal affairs. As Secretary to the Board, she liaises between CATSA’s Senior Management and its Board of Directors and provides expertise and direction in corporate governance. Lisa began her career with CATSA in 2005 as Legal Counsel and in 2012 began serving as Director of Legal and Corporate Services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) from Brandon University and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Dalhousie University and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
Nancy Fitchett was appointed Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer in March 2018. She began her career at CATSA in 2009 and in 2016 began serving as Director, Financial Operations, Compliance and Reporting. Nancy has more than 25 years of experience in financial management. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.