Katherine Bamford is a member of the Leadership Team at Vancouver Fraser Port Authority serving as Director, Trade Development since 2012. Ms. Bamford is responsible for providing strategic leadership and daily management of the Port’s commercial customer engagement and outreach strategies, maintaining and growing market share across the Port’s five business sectors, and developing new markets through competitive marketing strategies and policies.
Ms. Bamford joined the Port Authority in 1992. Previous to her current role, Ms. Bamford provided leadership for the Port’s strategic external communications while supporting the organization’s federal and provincial government affairs and policy initiatives. With a background in corporate communications and public affairs, Ms. Bamford has played a major role in shaping the Port’s story in the media and with external audiences.
Ms. Bamford holds an executive MBA and a Graduate Certificate for Business in the Americas from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Ms. Bamford also holds a BA in English from the University of British Columbia, and is a graduate of the Anatomy of Shipping diploma program from the Cambridge Academy of Transport in Cambridge, England.