Executive Biographies

Derek Vanstone

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Industry and Government Affairs

Derek Vanstone was appointed Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Industry and Government Affairs in September 2012. In this key strategic role, Derek is responsible for helping shape Air Canada’s corporate strategy and direction, and he also has oversight for the airline’s federal, provincial, municipal and community relations, as well as industry affairs.

Prior to joining Air Canada, Derek held senior positions in government including Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chief of Staff to federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. He was previously a litigation lawyer in Toronto with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

Derek is the Chair of Board of the National Airline Council of Canada and serves on the Board of Directors of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada and the Canadian American Business Advisory Council.

Derek holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a licensed member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.