OTTAWA, June 1, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the appointment of Mr. Donald Barnes as interim President and Chief Executive Officer for a term of one year, or until such time as the open, transparent and merit-based selection process seeking a President and Chief Executive Officer is completed and a new President and CEO is announced.
Mr. Barnes holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He has occupied the position of Vice-President of Customer Experience at Marine Atlantic Inc. since 2009. He has also occupied various senior executive positions in the last 30 years, notably in the fields of services management, organizational transformation and business strategy.
This appointment is part of the rigorous new approach to Governor in Council appointments. The approach uses open, transparent and merit-based selection processes to support ministers in making appointment recommendations for positions within their portfolio that strive for gender parity and reflect Canada's diversity.
"I am pleased that Mr. Barnes has accepted this role with Marine Atlantic Inc. The board of directors will greatly benefit from his impressive career and leadership skills. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Paul John Griffin for his valuable service."
The Honourable Marc Garneau,
Minister of Transport
- The Minister of Transport is responsible for appointments to 55 portfolio organizations, which include:
- 9 Crown Corporations;
- 4 administrative tribunal/agencies;
- 21 Canadian Airport Authorities;
- 18 Canada Port Authorities; and
- 3 shared governance organizations.
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SOURCE Transport Canada
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