Mr. Duncan Dee worked at Air Canada for 15 years, where he was Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, until the fall of 2012. He has considerable expertise in corporate strategy, corporate communications, transportation operations and logistics, customer service and in public, regulatory, and government affairs. As Chief Operating Officer at Air Canada, Mr. Dee had direct oversight for the airline’s worldwide operations and customer service portfolios, as well as responsibility for government and regulatory affairs, safety and environment, and corporate security. In addition, his experience in progressively more senior roles at Air Canada involved overseeing official languages, international sales, marketing and operations and corporate social responsibility. For example, in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, Mr. Dee led eight relief missions on behalf of Air Canada to deliver thousands of tonnes of supplies to earthquake victims and worked with the Canadian government to bring nearly 200 Haitian adoptees out of the devastated country.
Before joining Air Canada, Mr. Dee held senior positions within the Government of Canada, including the Department of Canadian Heritage and Environment Canada. Mr. Dee is a member of the board of the OnexOne Foundation, where he focuses his efforts on the health and welfare of vulnerable children in Haiti. In 2005, Duncan was recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40,” and in 2012 received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.