Marguerite Nadeau, a resident of Ottawa, Ontario, was appointed as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of CATSA for a term of five years in 2017. Ms. Nadeau holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.L) and has completed the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management. She was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at the Royal Canadian Mint from 2004 to 2014.
Ms. Nadeau has extensive experience as a Senior Executive in the areas of law, governance, strategic planning, human resources, and security. She is a member of the Board of the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre as well as the Board of Directors of the Centre d’exposition l’Imagier, a contemporary art gallery in Aylmer.
Ms. Nadeau was a trustee on the Board of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa Health Services, an organization that champions well-being for aging Canadians and those requiring continuing care. She also chaired the Board of Directors for Joan of Arc Academy, a private bilingual school for girls in Ottawa.
Ms. Nadeau was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990 and practiced law for 37 years.
Mr. Rowe holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Chorus Aviation Inc. from 2004 to 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Rowe served as the Chief Financial Officer of Fishery Products International Limited, and in various senior financial executive roles with the Empire Company Limited. Mr. Rowe has significant experience with mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, planning and business development, business turnaround and management of organizational and cultural change. Mr. Rowe has been appointed to CATSA’s Board of Directors as a nominee of the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC).
Ms. Coulson is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Licensed Public Accountant with more than 15 years of experience in public accounting and management finance. She graduated from Laurentian University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and trained for her designation with Ernst & Young, LLP in Toronto, where she became an audit manager prior to establishing her own full-range accounting firm. Ms. Coulson has been president, past president and treasurer of the Milton Chamber of Commerce and treasurer of the United Way of Milton. Ms. Coulson has been appointed to CATSA’s Board of Directors for a period of three years.
Paul Benoit has more than 40 years of progressively senior management experience in the aviation sector, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa International Airport Authority from 1996 to 2013. Under his direction, the airport received numerous Airport Service Quality awards from Airports Council International, including being named first in North America and second in the world for airports serving between 2 and 5 million passengers.
Mr. Benoit has also held senior positions at Aéroports de Montréal, Transport Canada and Eastern Airlines. He has served on the boards of the Canadian Airports Council, Ottawa Tourism, the Canadian Aviation Museum, the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology and Vintage Wings of Canada. He was also founder and chair of Project Clear Skies, an Ottawa International Airport Authority program in support of local charity projects. Mr. Benoit was among the first recipients of an Order of Ottawa in 2012. Mr. Benoit has been appointed to CATSA’s Board of Directors as a nominee of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC).
Mr. Restall has more than 34 years in the airport operations industry, most recently from 1999-2013 as President and CEO for the Saskatoon Airport Authority. He was actively involved in the successful transfer and privatization of the Airport. Prior to this, he had a 25-year career with Transport Canada, holding progressively more senior positions in airport operations. He is one of the first Canadians to earn the designation of an Accredited Airport Executive.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and a Bachelor of Commerce (H) from the University of Manitoba. He has served on numerous Boards and Committees including most prominently with the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) and International Association of Airport Executives, among others. Mr. Restall has been appointed to CATSA’s Board of Directors as a nominee of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC).
Ms. Kennedy has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Pacific Flying Club since 2013. Before that, she was their Chief Operating Officer beginning in 1991. She has been involved in several organizations such as the board of the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC (2012-2014), as well as the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors (1999-2001) of the BC Aviation Council, the steering committee for Human Resources Development Canada’s Sectoral Study on Pilot Training in Canada (1999-2003), and the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) strategic leadership program (2003-2015). From 1997 to 2009, she sat on the Board of Directors of the Air Transport Association of Canada. She was its chairperson from 2001 to 2002 and was awarded an honorary life member status in 2012. She also sat on the board of directors of the CMA of British Columbia from 2008 to 2014, where she was chairperson from 2012 to 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and is a FCPA, FCMA. Ms. Kennedy was awarded with a CMA fellowship in 2007 and an honorary CMA life member status in 2014. She has been appointed to CATSA’s board as a nominee of the Air Transport Association of Canada.
Mr. Souccar has over 39 years of experience in security and organizational change. In June 2016, he was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Marijuana Legalization Task Force. The Task Force completed its report and submitted final recommendations in December 2016. From 2011 to 2014, he was the Chief Security Officer for the Royal Canadian Mint. Prior to this, Mr. Souccar held numerous senior level positions within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police retiring in 2011 as the Deputy Commissioner Federal Policing. In that capacity, he was responsible for Counter Terrorism, Drug, Organized Crime, Financial Crime along with all other RCMP federal responsibilities.
Mr. Souccar is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the International Bar Association and the American Society for Industrial Security. Mr. Souccar also has extensive board and committee experience at the national and international levels. He has held executive positions with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and has been a member of both the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Interpol.
In recognition of his work, Mr. Souccar has received numerous honours, including the Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General in 2007, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 and Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Mr. Souccar holds a Bachelor of Administration and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and has completed the Director’s Education Program at the University of Toronto School for Business.
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