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December 22, 2000
(Executive Council)

 

Premier announces senior appointments

Premier Beaton Tulk today announced several senior government appointments.

David Vardy, chairperson and chief executive officer of the Public Utilities Board, was named a Fellow of the James G. Channing Chair at Memorial University of Newfoundland for the next two years.

Robert Noseworthy, deputy minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, was appointed chairperson and chief executive officer of the Public Utilities Board. Ramona Cole will assume the position of deputy minister (acting) with Municipal and Provincial Affairs. Baxter Rose was appointed as the assistant deputy minister - municipal support (acting), Municipal and Provincial Affairs. Gary Cake, a senior economic policy analyst with Cabinet Secretariat, will assume the position of executive director, policy and planning (acting), with Municipal and Provincial Affairs.

Ted Lomond was appointed as the executive director, regional development and economic programs (acting) with the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat of the Executive Council.

Sheree MacDonald was appointed assistant deputy minister (acting) with the Women’s Policy Office of the Executive Council. Allister Taylor will assume the position of assistant deputy minister - mines (acting) with Mines and Energy.

Media contact: Karen Humphreys Blake, Executive Council, (709) 729-4782.

David Vardy
In addition to his role as chairman and chief executive officer with the Public Utilities Board, David Vardy has served the province as deputy minister of Fisheries, Clerk of the Executive Council and Secretary to Cabinet and president and chief executive officer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Institute of Fisheries and Marine Technology. Mr. Vardy recently received the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada’s Gold Medal award for his career achievements as a public servant.

Robert Noseworthy
Robert Noseworthy has served as the deputy minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, and was the chairman and chief executive officer for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing corporation for seven years. Mr. Noseworthy also held a number of other positions with the NLHC, including vice-president of corporate affairs, vice-president of corporate planning, and director/executive director of policy planning and research. His education includes an engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, as well as a masters of business administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Ramona Cole
Ramona Cole most recently served as assistant deputy minister - municipal support in the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs. She has also served for a number of years as the director of financial and general operations with the Department of Works, Services and Transportation. Ms. Cole worked within the provincial government as a budget officer and a senior policy officer, as well as in positions with the federal government and in the private sector. Ms. Cole is a chartered accountant and holds a bachelor of commerce (honours) from Memorial University.

Baxter Rose
Baxter Rose most recently served as executive director of policy and planning with the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs. He previously gained extensive experience with the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, where he served as the director of programs, a program planner, director of program delivery, manager of private non-profit housing, senior management analyst, senior internal auditor and accountant. Prior to working with the NLHC, Mr. Rose was an auditor with the Office of the Auditor General. Mr. Rose is a certified general accountant and holds a certificate of vocational education (honours).

Gary Cake
Gary Cake has most recently worked as an economic policy analyst for Cabinet Secretariat. Prior to that, Mr. Cake worked in a number of government departments and agencies in a variety of roles. Some of his past positions include director of regional economic planning and development for the Department of Development and Rural Renewal, senior advisor of policy coordination for the Economic Recovery Commission, director of economic and social programs for the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat and the director of the research and analysis division of the former Department of Development, Tourism and Rural Development. Mr. Cake holds a bachelor of arts (sociology and psychology) from Memorial University and a masters of arts (sociology) from Queen’s University.

Ted Lomond
Ted Lomond has gained experience in a variety of roles in government, including special projects manager for the Department of Development and Rural Renewal and, previous to that, production manager for the Matthew visit as a part of the Cabot 500 celebrations. Mr. Lomond started in government as a commissioner of the Provincial Alcohol and Drug Dependency Commission. Mr. Lomond is currently pursuing his masters in business administration at the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

Sheree MacDonald
Sheree MacDonald has an extensive background in government. She was most recently the director of policy and planning for Public Service Reform and the Public Service Commission. Ms. MacDonald was also the public service reform project manager, a labour force adjustment strategy project officer and a program review project coordinator and analyst, as well as having many other roles within government. Ms. MacDonald holds a bachelor of social work degree from Memorial University.

Allister Taylor
Allister Taylor has worked as a resource policy and planning analyst with the Department of Mines and Energy since 1998. Prior to that, some of Mr. Taylor’s other positions have included manager of economic impact analysis for the project and program analysis division of the Department of Finance and senior energy analyst with the former Department of Natural Resources. Mr. Taylor holds a bachelor of arts (economics) from Rhode Island College and has collaborated on a number of major reports in the area of energy efficiency and management.

2000 12 22 12:55 p.m.


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