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 leading the shaping of Air Canada’s corporate strategy and direction, as well as having oversight for the airline’s federal, provincial, municipal and community relations, and 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 holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, and Advocates’ Society.