December 22, 2000
Premier announces senior
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
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
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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