Ontario has nominated business consultant and financial professional, Fay Booker, as the new Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission’s Board of Directors. The selection followed the review and interviews of applicants through an open competitive process.
The nomination is subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies and approval by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
As the Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission, Booker would lead the overall strategic direction of the government agency responsible for preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River corridor for the enjoyment of current and future visitors while maintaining financial independence. Booker would replace Archie Katzman who has served as interim chair since December 10, 2009.
Booker has extensive governance, accounting and auditing expertise. She has consulted with companies and community organizations across Canada and has held key positions at national accounting and auditing firms and financial institutions, including Grant Thornton LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP and CIBC.
Booker has also served with a number of community organizations in health, the arts, and economic development, including as Chair of the Board at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, The Brant Centre, and the Burlington Economic Development Corporation.
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