Appointment to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority - A three-year mandate for Mr. William Restall

OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Mr. William Restall to the board of directors of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for a term of three years.

Before his retirement in 2013, Mr. Restall served for 14 years as the president and CEO of the Saskatoon Airport Authority. He was actively involved and instrumental in the transfer and privatization of the airport and in its continuing successful operation thereafter. Prior to his role at the helm of the airport authority, Mr. Restall had a 25-year career with Transport Canada, with a primary focus on airport operations.

Mr. Restall holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He was also one of the first Canadians to earn the designation of an Accredited Airport Executive.

Mr. Restall has served on numerous boards including the International Northwest Aviation Council, the Airports Council International of North America, the Canadian Airports Council, the International Association of Airport Executives, the Saskatchewan Aviation Council, and the North Saskatoon Business Association.

Quick Facts

  • CATSA, established on April 1, 2002, is a federal Crown corporation responsible for the screening of passengers and their belongings, as well as screening of non-passengers entering airport restricted areas, and any items in their possession. CATSA and Transport Canada work together in aviation security to contribute to a safe and secure air transportation system. CATSA screened 51 million passengers in 2012.


"I am very pleased that Mr. Restall has accepted this position. His significant experience in the air industry will be a great asset for CATSA."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport

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Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

SOURCE: Transport Canada

For further information:

Jana Régimbal
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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