Not only is Translink searching for a new CEO, but it’s also on the hunt for new board members.
An online job posting, through “Civic Info. BC” says the transit authority is accepting applications for new board directors to “supervise the management of TransLink’s affairs.”
They want candidates who hold a professional designation in accounting and have led audits in a public sector context.
The transit authority is also interested in engineers with combined senior leadership experience in real estate and construction.
The posting says they also want prospective board members to be regular transit users.
Translink tells CKNW directors serve a three-year term, and can re-apply for three more years.
Of the 11 directors, two are appointed by the Mayors’ Council, two by the Province, which are unfilled seats at this time, and 7 are independent.
Translink says three independent directors are reaching the end of their terms.
They are Robin Chakrabarti, Lorraine Cunningham and W. John Dawson.
Translink says the independent screening panel must provide Board nominee recommendations to the Mayors by September 15, so that they can make final appointment decisions by October 30.
There has been much discussion about the need for a shake-up of Translink’s governance structure in the wake of the failed transit plebiscite.
However mayors says this recruiting is standard practice.