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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 Infrastructure Management and Engineering at TransLink. He will serve in this role until a permanent Vice-President is in place. In his current capacity he oversees an asset portfolio valued at $14 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 17 years of transit planning and engineering experience, including more than 11 years in Metro Vancouver and five years in Chicago. He is a registered professional engineer who holds a Master of Science in Transportation from M.I.T. Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the private and public sectors, including project experience throughout Canada and the United States.

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.

Annabelle Donovan

Annabelle Donovan

Vice-President, Human Resources
TransLink



Annabelle Donovan is the Vice-President of Human Resources at TransLink. In this role, Annabelle oversees a staff of 85 human resources professionals and is responsible for organizational development, which includes succession planning, leadership and management development, change management and training; employee and labour relations; talent acquisition and workforce planning; diversity, inclusion and equity; and compensation, benefits and payroll.

Annabelle began her career as a labour and employment lawyer. She joined TransLink with more than 20 years of experience working and consulting in both the public and private sectors, holding senior management and executive positions in Human Resources. As an experienced consultant, facilitator and executive coach, Annabelle’s work with strategic leadership and transformational change is a benefit to both TransLink and its operating companies.

Annabelle is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BA) and the University of Victoria (LLB). She served as a member of the BC Labour Relations Board and the provincial Human Rights Advisory Council. Annabelle is an active member of her community with interests in soccer and development for women and girls.

Olga Kuznetsova

Richard Tam

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

Acting Vice-President, Transportation Planning and Policy
TransLink



Sarah Ross is Acting Vice President of Transportation Planning and Policy and is responsible for providing senior leadership for the development of long-term strategies, plans, funding strategies and negotiation, policies, solutions, guidelines, and analytics for a multi-modal, integrated transportation network system.

Sarah leads a broad scope including strategic planning and policy; system analytics and forecasting; customer research; studies and business case development for major projects; transit network, bus priority and accessibility planning; planning for regional cycling, walking, and road programs, as well as advancing integrated land use and transportation through collaborations with municipalities.

Sarah is passionate about advancing sustainable transportation so that all people of Metro Vancouver have access to the services and activities that are integral to their daily lives.

She 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.  She 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.

Steve Vanagas

Steve Vanagas

Vice-President, Customer Communications and Public Affairs
TransLink



Steve is the Vice-President of Customer Communications and Public Affairs at TransLink. In this role, he is responsible for communications, marketing and ridership development programs, Indigenous Relations, community engagement and public affairs, and building upon TransLink’s brand and reputation as one of North America’s top transit systems.

Steve is passionate about listening to customers and improving their transit experience. Under his leadership, TransLink released its first-ever Customer Experience Action Plan and completed its largest public engagement in the organization’s history, while developing a new 30-year plan, Transport 2050.

Steve previously served 10 years as head of communications and public affairs for BC Hydro, where he delivered a complete re-brand of the organization. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier of British Columbia. Steve is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and has an MBA from the University of Victoria. He currently serves on the Board of the Coast Mountain Bus Company.