Following a distinguished global airport career, Howard Eng retired as President & CEO of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) in 2020, a position he held for 8 years. Howard started his career in Edmonton with Transport Canada. Leaving government when Canadian airports devolved, he joined YEG where he held progressively senior management positions, culminating in his appointment as Vice President, Operations in 1993. In 1995, he joined the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) where he served as Executive Director, Airport Operations, and during his 17-year tenure, HKIA became one of the world’s largest international hubs and won more than 40 Best Airport awards. Howard returned to Canada in 2012 to assume the President & CEO position at GTAA, which, under his leadership, has emerged as a global mega hub, joining the ranks of the top 30 international airports worldwide based on passenger numbers.
Howard is a past Chair of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) and also represented Canada on the Airports Council International (ACI) World and North America governing Boards. He is also a past member of the World Travel and Tourism Council. In 2020, he was named the Ontario Chamber of Commerce CEO of the year, and the Airports
Experience CEO of the year for North American airports over 40 million passengers. Howard holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Alberta.