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TransLink Executives


Meet the Executive Team

Jeff Busby

Jeff Busby

Vice-President, Engineering
TransLink



Jeff is currently the Vice-President of Engineering at TransLink. In his current capacity he oversees an asset portfolio valued at $16 billion, and an annual capital program worth $1 billion. Jeff is responsible for capital project delivery, project development, TransLink’s Infrastructure Project Management Office, municipal transportation infrastructure cost share programs, operations and maintenance of five bridges, and initiatives supporting regional goods movement.

He previously served as Director of the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project, where he led the planning, design, and approval of a proposed 16-kilometre extension of the Expo Line. Jeff is an accomplished transportation executive with 18 years of transportation planning and engineering experience, including more than 12 years in Metro Vancouver and six years in Chicago. He is a registered professional engineer who holds a Master of Science in Transportation from M.I.T.

Wendy Corneau

Wendy Corneau

Acting Vice-President, Real Estate, Commercial Strategy & Innovation
TransLink



Wendy is currently Acting Vice-President of Real Estate, Commercial Strategy & Innovation at TransLink. She will serve in this role until a permanent Vice-President is in place. In her current capacity she is responsible for the Commercial Programs & Partnerships, Real Estate Operations, Real Estate Development and Real Estate Asset Management functional areas.

Wendy is an accomplished business professional with more than 20 years of experience in highly regulated industries, including transportation, municipal and healthcare. Wendy has developed a deep expertise in exploring and implementing innovative opportunities and leverages her business acumen and leadership expertise to harness private sector market forces to achieve multiple desired outcomes benefiting the public and community.

Jennifer Breeze

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General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
TransLink



Jennifer Breeze is TransLink’s General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. She oversees the Office of the Corporate Secretary, which provides governance support to TransLink's Board of Directors, the Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation, and an independent Screening Panel mandated by legislation.

Before Jennifer was General Counsel, she worked as Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at TransLink. Jennifer is an accomplished lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, including ten years of providing legal advice, guidance, and services for the TransLink enterprise.

Olga Kuznetsova

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Vice-President, Financial Services
TransLink



Olga Kuznetsova is a senior finance professional with nearly two decades of experience in various industries. Olga spent over ten years with KPMG in Ukraine and in Canada, working in a variety of sectors, ranging from financial services, manufacturing, information, communication, technologies, to mining and utilities. After leaving audit practice, Olga held a number of progressively senior roles in finance in healthcare, with Provincial Health Care Services Authority. Since 2016, Olga worked at ICBC first as a Director, Financial Planning and Reporting, and then as Acting Corporate Controller. Olga joined TransLink team as Vice-President, Financial Services in 2020. Olga is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Kurt Pregler

 Kurt Pregler

Chief Information Officer
TransLink



As TransLink’s Chief Information Officer, Kurt is responsible for all aspects of TransLink’s technology strategy and operations including governance and policy, resource allocation, and strategic oversight for IT across the enterprise. He believes strongly in the role technology plays to deliver excellent customer service, improve the organization, and make our region a better place to live.

Prior to his role as CIO, Kurt was assigned to the Program Director role for the Compass Card & Fare Gate Project in 2015. In this role, he was tasked with turning the project around after lengthy delays and technical issues. Within a year, he led his team to successfully deliver Compass, one of Metro Vancouver’s largest and most complex public-facing transformation projects.

During his time in previous leadership roles at TransLink, Kurt established TransLink’s IT Project Management Office and led the Application Services department. These roles involved developing the agency’s first enterprise-wide integrated IT-planning process, managing the IT capital program, and establishing software development and support practices to increase the value of IT for the enterprise.

Prior to joining TransLink in 2008, Kurt held various roles as a management and project delivery consultant, as well as in operations management.

Kurt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University, and diplomas from BCIT and Royal Roads University. He holds professional designations as an Information Technology Professional, a Project Management Professional, and Business Technology Management Fellow. In 2006, Kurt was awarded the designation of Certified Management Consultant with Honours.

Kurt has been an active member of his community, serving on many community and professional associations. He currently coaches youth soccer with the Coquitlam Metro Ford Soccer Club and sits on the BC Ministry of Health’s Drug Benefit Council.

Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross

Vice-President, Transportation Planning and Policy
TransLink



Sarah Ross is Vice-President of Transportation Planning and Policy and is responsible for supporting senior leadership with the development of long-term policies, plans, solutions, guidelines, and analytics for the enterprise. Sarah is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in planning and research. Since joining TransLink in 2004, she has served in a variety of planning roles, most recently as the Director of System Planning since 2016.

Recently, Sarah has been influential in guiding the development of TransLink’s strategic plans, including Transport 2050 and the 10-year Investment Plan. She has also led the important work of improving transit expansion strategies, advancing bus priority measures around the region, implementing RapidBus corridors, modernizing HandyDART, and improving accessibility of the conventional system. She is passionate about further developing sustainable transportation to ensure equitable access to the services and activities that are integral to our customer’s daily lives.

Sarah is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and holds degrees from McGill University (BA Sociology), University of Toronto (MA Sociology) and University of British Columbia (MA Planning). Sarah loves the outdoors and coaches cross-country skiing.