OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointments of Ms. Lauria Anne Galbraith of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and Ms. Patricia Janet Mella of Stratford, Prince Edward Island to the board of directors of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for three and four-year terms respectively.
Ms. Galbraith is a chartered accountant and a certified financial planner with almost 30 years of experience with several organizations in Nova Scotia. She is a senior manager with Collins Barrow Nova Scotia Inc. and has been a member of the board of directors of the Halifax Port Authority since 2008. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, as well as a member of the Financial Planners Standards Council. Ms. Galbraith holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University.
Ms. Mella is a former Minister of Finance for Prince Edward Island. She also served as Minister Responsible for the Public Service, Minister Responsible for the Liquor Control Commission, Minister Responsible for the Lending Agency of Government, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and Minister Responsible for the P.E.I. Lotteries Commission. Prior to that, Ms. Mella served as leader of the official opposition. Before her political career, Ms. Mella was a teacher and university lecturer for more than 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Dunstan's University, a Master of Arts from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Prince Edward Island.
- The mandate of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority is to establish, operate, maintain and administer, in the interest of safety, an efficient pilotage service in the Atlantic region by providing the necessary expertise and experience, associated with the appropriate technology, to meet the needs of industry. The Authority is committed to maximizing the use of its resources/assets to meet the goals in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
"The Atlantic Pilotage Authority will benefit greatly from Ms. Galbraith's financial expertise and Ms. Mella's experience as a senior cabinet minister. I am delighted they have chosen to accept these new challenges."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Atlantic Pilotage Authority
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