Robin Silvester is the president and chief executive officer of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, which oversees the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port and gateway to the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in 2009, Mr. Silvester served as chief executive for the property and facilities management business, United Group Services ANZ in Australia. Before that, he spent a significant portion of his career as a member of the P&O Ports global executive team, with placements in Vancouver, London, and Sydney, Australia.
Mr. Silvester began his career in the chemicals industry in the United Kingdom. He also worked in business management and strategy roles in the steel industry and was involved in British Steel’s acquisition program.
Mr. Silvester is a Chartered Engineer, Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D, and a graduate of Cambridge University. He completed a corporate finance program at the London Business School.
Mr. Silvester serves on a variety of boards and committees, including: Association of Canadian Port Authorities (board member, former chair); Greater Vancouver Gateway Council (executive member, past chair); Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (past chair, chair Governance & Nominating Committee, chair Human Resources & Compensation Committee, former chair of Policy Council); Western Transportation Advisory Council (director); Canada West Foundation (board member); and British Columbia Business Council (executive committee member). He is also a member of the Presidents Group, a network of business leaders in B.C. focused on helping increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.