About the International Authority

The International Authority is a joint Canada-Michigan governance entity established to oversee and approve key steps in the public-private partnership (P3) procurement process for the Gordie Howe International Bridge. It is also responsible for monitoring compliance of Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) with the Crossing Agreement signed by Canada and Michigan.

The International Authority consists of six members with equal representation from Canada and Michigan. Two members are appointed by Canada, one appointed by WDBA and three appointed by Michigan.

The appointment terms for members of the International Authority will last until one year after the bridge opening.

International Authority

Kristine Burr (appointed by Canada)
Chair

Eddie Francis (appointed by WDBA)
Director

Geneviève Gagnon (appointed by Canada)
Director

Michael D. Hayes (appointed by Michigan)
Director

Birgit M. Klohs (appointed by Michigan)
Director

Matt Rizik (appointed by Michigan)
Director