Prior to being president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, Tamara Vrooman, OBC, was president and CEO of Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, B.C.’s deputy minister of finance, secretary to the Treasury Board and CEO of the Public Sector Employers’ Council. Vrooman is chair of the Canada Infrastructure Bank and chancellor of Simon Fraser University.
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE: My grandmother. She survived the Depression, cooks over the holidays for 18 people, can talk politics with any man and can laugh at herself all at the same time.
PET PEEVE: When people don’t wait their turn at four-way intersections. It’s anti-social behaviour: we could all go, but we don’t, so wait your turn!