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Executive Council
January 17, 2013

Premier Announces Senior Appointments

The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the following senior appointments:

Udloriak Hanson has been appointed Senior Advisor for Aboriginal Issues and Arctic Economic Opportunities, Executive Council, effective January 16.

H. Maxwell (Max) Harvey has been appointed Assistant Deputy Minister (Marine Services) with the Department of Transportation and Works. Mr. Harvey’s appointment is effective January 21.

Ross Reid has been appointed Deputy Minister Responsible for the Population Growth Strategy. This appointment was effective December 17.

“I offer congratulations to Ms. Hanson, Mr. Harvey and Mr. Reid on their appointments,” said Premier Dunderdale. “These individuals bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in various fields. I wish them all the best as they take on their new senior roles within the public service.”

See the Backgrounder below for biographical information.

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Media contacts:

Lynn Hammond
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
Debbie Marnell
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
709-729-4304, 697-3128

Biographical Information

Udloriak Hanson
Ms. Hanson previously served as Special Advisor to Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), and was acting Executive Director of ITK, the national organization representing Inuit from Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories. She was Executive Director of Qaujisaqtiit Society and Senior Policy Liaison for Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), the land claims organization representing Nunavut Inuit. She is on the Board of Directors for Actua and is the Arctic Peoples and Security co-chair for the Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program. Ms. Hanson holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Brock University as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Okanagan University College.

Max Harvey
Mr. Harvey has over 30 years experience in the marine industry and in project management. At sea with the Royal Canadian Navy, he had numerous deployments as watchkeeper, navigator, training officer, operations officer, and as captain. Ashore, he has supported the ships as fleet scheduler, naval school instructor, and international exercise planner. Mr. Harvey served as the Operational Requirements department head in Ottawa for the build of 12 Maritime Coastal Defence vessels. He has been Commanding Officer of a number of units throughout Canada, including the naval reserve division HMCS CABOT in St. John's. Recently Mr. Harvey has been engaged as the national lead for a number of projects for the Royal Canadian Navy. Beyond his marine credentials, Mr. Harvey has been active as a Returning Officer (St. John's South-Mount Pearl) and later as Field Liaison Officer (NL) for Elections Canada. Active as a volunteer in the community, he served, and continues to serve, on a number of boards and committees. He was recently awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for his naval and community contribution.

Mr. Harvey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, a Canadian Forces College diploma, and a Master of Business Administration from Memorial University. He holds a Certified Human Resource Professional designation.

Ross Reid
Mr. Reid has mostly recently served as the Deputy Minister for the Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. From November 2003 to January 2007, Mr. Reid served as Deputy Minister to the Premier. Prior to this, he was with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Ukraine, Ghana, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Mr. Reid has advised on and conducted democratic development programs in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe with a focus on political parties, elections, parliaments and civil society. A former Member of Parliament and Cabinet minister representing Newfoundland and Labrador in the Government of Canada, Mr. Reid has served as Chief of Staff to the federal Minister of Finance and as advisor to the Prime Minister.

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