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New Board Members Appointed to the Canadian Commercial Corporation

July 8, 2019

The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is pleased to announce that three new members have been appointed to its Board of Directors for terms of up to four years. The appointments were made by the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification and Minister responsible for CCC.

They are:

  • Mora Johnson, Barrister and Solicitor, Head of Secretariat, Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and Principal of Compass Consulting International Ltd.,
  • Christa Wessel, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, ClearView Strategic Partners Inc., and
  • Mike Johnson, former Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Yukon.

“The proven leadership of the new board directors will be a valuable asset for the CCC in continuing to strengthen its governance. These appointments underscore the government’s ongoing work to strengthen accountability, increase responsible business conduct, and diversify and grow Canadian exports.”

Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification

CCC’s Board of Directors plays a critical role in overseeing the strategic direction of the organization and in ensuring strong governance practices. Members are appointed based on their knowledge and experience, and actively support CCC’s mandate to facilitate trade by helping Canadian exporters gain access to foreign government procurement markets. Through a unique government-to-government contracting approach, CCC positions qualified Canadian exporters to win international contracts with governments abroad, while significantly reducing the risks associated with foreign procurement. CCC also offers commercial advocacy, collaborative project development and foreign contracting expertise to help Canadian exporters and foreign government buyers reduce procurement risk in key markets, including aerospace, clean tech, infrastructure, information and communication technologies as well as defence and public safety.

“I am delighted to welcome these new members to CCC’s Board of Directors—a high-quality, independent board that brings great skill to the governance of the organization. The experience and perspectives of our new members will be invaluable as we continue to deliver on our ambitious diversification strategy to support trade and drive economic growth for Canada.”

Douglas J. Harrison, Chair
CCC Board of Directors

These appointments 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.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact communications@ccc.ca.

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