OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), today announced the appointment of Ms. Lorraine Cunningham as chairperson of the board of directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a term of three years.
"I am very pleased Ms. Cunningham has accepted this position with the Pacific Pilotage Authority," said Minister Fletcher. "The authority will greatly benefit from her leadership and excellent collaborative work, both within the organization and in fostering relationships with industry, service partners and the public."
Ms. Cunningham, of Vancouver, British Columbia, has extensive business and management experience as well as knowledge of the west coast marine industry. She was a director on the board of directors of the Pacific Pilotage Authority from 2008 until the present, and previously from 1999-2005. Her advisory board and committee work encompasses audit, governance, risk management, special events and fundraising experience. For over 30 years, she has also been involved in managing the Cunningham Group, an entrepreneurial investment group and privately held family business.
Educated at the University of British Columbia, in Pharmacy and General Sciences, Ms. Cunningham is a graduate of management and enterprise programs, both in Canada and the U.S., and has taken an active role in encouraging family enterprises and young entrepreneurs as a judge for several regional business awards.
The Pacific Pilotage Authority is a Crown corporation created in 1972 under the Pilotage Act. Its mandate is to operate and maintain safe, reliable and efficient marine pilotage and related services in the coastal waters of British Columbia, including the Fraser River.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
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