Ottawa, CANADA – CCC is pleased to welcome the reappointment of Christa Wessel, Michael Johnson, and Dyanne Carenza to its Board of Directors. The reappointments were announced today by the Minister responsible for CCC, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development.
- First appointed to CCC’s Board of Directors on July 1, 2019, Christa Wessel is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at ClearView Strategic Partners Inc., a consultancy firm with expertise in ethics reporting, whistleblowing systems and ethics programs. Ms. Wessel is also a Corporate Director and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Lallemand Inc., Hamilton Enterprises Holding Corporation and Hamilton Utilities Corporation and a member of the CSR Advisory Council, Export Development Corporation. In addition, she is a Faculty Member at The Directors College. Ms. Wessel was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario, holds an LL.B., University of Ottawa, B.A. Econ., York University, C. Dir., Directors College at McMaster University and is a Certified In-House Counsel, Canadian Bar Association.
- Michael Johnson is a Professional Engineer and was appointed to CCC’s Board of Directors on July 1, 2019. As a Queen’s University Civil Engineering graduate, he has 30 years of private sector experience delivering heavy civil, commercial and institutional infrastructure across Northern Canada. As Deputy Minister of the Department of Highways & Public Works, Yukon, he was responsible for buildings, airports, roads and bridges throughout the Territory. He has served on the Water Board, Public Utilities Board, and the Tax Review Board. He co-founded and chaired the Yukon Construction Safety Association. He also served as the chair of the Council of Deputy Ministers for Transportation of Canada. His northern experience has also included working on joint ventures with First Nations in Northern Canada.
- Dyanne Carenza was appointed to CCC’s Board of Directors on June 24, 2028. Ms. Carenza currently serves as the Vice-President, Head trade and supply chain finance at Scotiabank, where she is responsible for building and promoting global trade and supply chain finance businesses. She is sought after as a speaker for conferences and industry meetings sponsored by organizations such as: Association of Financial Professionals of Canada, BAFT, Manufacturers & Exporters Association and the Montreal Chamber of Commerce. Born and raised in Montreal, Ms. Carenza graduated from McGill University with a major in Economics and successfully completed programs at Queen’s University and the Richard Ivey School of Business.
The re-appointments to CCC’s Board of Directors are the result of an open, transparent and merit-based selection process developed to attract high-quality candidates while reflecting gender parity and Canada’s diversity. As Board members, they will serve a term of up to four years to provide oversight and direction to CCC and oversee its strategic development to serve Canadian businesses better.
- CCC is governed by a Board of Directors whose representatives come primarily from the private sector.
- Board members are appointed by the Government of Canada, and report to Parliament through the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade.
- CCC adheres to all guidelines and regulations concerning the management and governance of Crown corporations set by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Each year, CCC submits an Annual Report to demonstrate its performance against a Corporate Plan as well as to report on its operating budget.
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