September 29, 2009 (4:45 p.m. EDT)
No. 282

Minister Day Announces Reappointments to Canadian Commercial Corporation Board of Directors

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today announced the reappointments of Norman Turnbull, Martine Corriveau-Gougeon and Daniel Ross to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

“Mr.Turnbull, Ms. Corriveau-Gougeon and Mr. Ross are all successful executives who bring a wealth of knowledge in international commerce and management to the Board,” said Minister Day. “I am pleased that they have agreed to continue serving Canada and contributing to the success of CCC in opening doors for Canadian exporters abroad.”

Mr. Turnbull, of Montreal, is currently a partner and the chief financial officer of MinQuest Capital Inc., and he has had extensive experience on management committees in various sectors spanning more than twenty years. He is recognized as an efficient and energetic leader with expertise in strategic planning; business and corporate development; financing, mergers and acquisitions; and governance.

Ms. Corriveau-Gougeon, of Saint-Bruno, Quebec, is a senior executive with diversified experience. She is currently president of Gestion Corriveau-Gougeon Inc., where she provides services to executives and management consulting. She has served on many boards and has experience in management and negotiation.

Mr. Ross, of Cumberland, Ontario, is an assistant deputy minister with the Department of National Defence. He is a team builder with many years of experience in senior management and strategic planning.

As Canada’s international contracting agency for over 60 years, CCC has assisted thousands of Canadian exporters by using its unique relationships with foreign government buyers. It supports companies contracting in the defence sector and in emerging and developing markets.

CCC reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Trade.

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Mélisa Leclerc
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-6186

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000