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TransLink Executives

Meet the TransLink Executive Team

Wendy Corneau

Wendy Corneau

Vice-President, Real Estate, Commercial Strategy & Innovation

Wendy is the Vice-President of Real Estate, Commercial Strategy & Innovation at TransLink. 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

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.

Shezana Hassko

Shezana Hassko

Acting Vice-President, Engineering

Shezana is a project manager and transportation engineer with over 15 years in the transportation industry and is currently leading the Engineering Division with 140 staff and overseeing a $3 billion annual capital portfolio.

She is responsible for the implementation of TransLink's multimodal mandate on cycling, walking, roads, bridges, and goods movement initiatives. Her area of focus in the field of transportation including transit facility design, infrastructure planning and design and program management.

Her inclusive and positive approach has helped establish strong relationships with TransLink’s stakeholders and partners which supports her in delivering transportation excellence to this region.

Olga Kuznetsova

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Vice-President, Financial Services

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

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.

Operating Company Executive Teams

Coast Mountain Bus Company

Operates the SeaBus and over 96% of the region's bus service.

British Columbia Rapid Transit Company

BCRTC operates SkyTrain and West Coast Express (WCE) services.

Transit Police

Delivers policing services to the multiple modes of the transit system.