Three-year mandates for Mr. Charles "Duff" Sullivan and Ms. Tracy Medve
OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointments of Mr. Charles "Duff" Sullivan of Ottawa, Ontario, and Ms. Tracy Medve of Kelowna, British Columbia, to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, each for a three-year term.
Mr. Sullivan is an independent business strategist who advises on aviation, aerospace and security. He joined the private sector in 2009 as Chief of Operational Safety Oversight for Canada's air navigation service provider, following a distinguished 31-year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force. This included, prior to his retirement, a 12-month tour of duty in Afghanistan at the rank of Major-General in key leadership positions as Commander of NATO's Air Component and as Deputy Chief of Joint Operations. Previously, Mr. Sullivan held senior executive positions, such as Director-General of Capability Development at the Department of National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa; and Director of International Security and Senior Defence Advisor in the Prime Minister of Canada's Privy Council Office. In addition, Mr. Sullivan has substantial operational experience in aviation. As a fighter pilot he accumulated over 3500 flying hours flying jet aircraft and flew operational missions over Europe, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Canada's high Arctic and the North Atlantic.
Ms. Medve is President of the Kelowna Flightcraft Group of Companies and prior to this was President of Canadian North Airlines in Yellowknife. Since 1985 she has held various senior airline management positions at Norcanair, Time Air, and Canadian Regional Airlines. Prior to joining Canadian North in 2007 Tracy was the co-founder of C.T. AeroProjects, a Calgary based consultancy focused on air transport resource management. A lawyer by training, she also graduated from the John Molson School of Business Global Aviation MBA program at Concordia University in 2009. Tracy is the current Chair of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) and the first woman in Canada to be inducted as an Honourary Life Member. She sits as a member of the University of British Columbia, Okanagan External Community Advisory Council. She is also a past member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, having served from 2003 to 2006.
- The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) serves Canadians by conducting hearings of federal enforcement and licensing decisions in the transportation industry. Specifically, the Tribunal hears cases across the country in the aviation, marine, rail, and bridges and tunnels sectors, including medical cases. Through a process of reviews and appeals, the TATC provides a transparent forum for communication and conflict resolution.
"I am pleased that the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada will benefit from the impressive leadership and business and legal expertise in the field of aviation that Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Medve will contribute."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
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SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information: Contacts: Ashley Kelahear, Director of Communications, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700