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Randy Wright

President, Harbour Air Group

As the President of the Harbour Air Group, Randy Wright oversees the operations and business development of the company that welcomes more than 500,000 passengers annually on their showcase fleet of aircraft.

Impact Speaker Randy Wright

Randy was born and raised in Victoria and has over 40 years of experience in the travel, tourism and marine business. Randy began his career on the dock at the Oak Bay Marina, where Randy’s passion for the industry moved him through the ranks of management and into the position of President of the Oak Bay Marine Group. At Oak Bay, Randy was responsible for over 1000 employees, consisting of 18 divisions in 3 countries, which included marinas, resorts, restaurants and attractions.

In 2000, Randy made a career change and joined Harbour Air. Of its many accolades, Harbour Air is widely known for becoming North America’s first fully carbon-neutral airline (achieving this in 2007). In addition to this and many other honours, Harbour Air is recognized nationally for being one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte Canada, a Canadian Signature Experience by Destination Canada, as well as Business of the Year by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. Randy and the Harbour Air team recognize however that business growth means greater corporate responsibility and therefore works diligently to continue to introduce new ways in which they are reducing the company’s carbon footprint. This was recently demonstrated through the successful test flight of the world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft, which received worldwide attention from both the business and aviation community.

Randy is passionate about giving back to the West Coast and actively supports the Pacific Salmon Foundation as well as has served on many boards, including the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and Tourism Victoria.

Randy continues to work, live and play in Victoria with his wife and 2 young children who all share his passion for the outdoors and the Island community. 

 

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