January 9, 2008
Ms. Leslie Galway has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission). Ms. Galway was appointed to the position effective January 2, 2008 by Premier Danny Williams. In her role as CEO, she will report to the board of directors and will be responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the organization.
"Ms. Galway has a strong knowledge of business in our province which will be particularly valuable given the Commission’s mandate," said Mr. Ralph Tucker, Chair, Board of Directors, Workplace, Health, Safety and Compensation Commission. "I and the other members of the board, look forward to working closely with Ms. Galway."
Prior to her appointment, she was Deputy Minister of Business, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Ms. Galway also served as the President and CEO of Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), a position she had held for six years. She holds a Chartered Accountant designation and Master of Business Administration.
Leslie performed ten years of service as a public utilities regulator both provincially and federally; she held the position of Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1995-1999, a board on which she had served as a Commissioner for the period 1990 to 1995. and was also the Chair of Canadian Association Of Members Of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT) in 1995. She also spent three years as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business, Memorial University and seven years with Clarkson Gordon as she progressed with her career as a Chartered Accountant.
Ms. Galway currently serves on the Ireland Business Partnership and the National Research Council’s Advisory Board of the Institute of Ocean Technology and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Director of Communications
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Telephone: 709-778-1590 or 1-800-563-9000