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October 10, 2012

The Council of Canadian Academies is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Bloodworth and Kim Sturgess to its Board of Governors.  Both Ms. Bloodworth and Ms. Sturgess began their terms as Board members on October 1, 2012.

Margaret Bloodworth is a former senior public servant who was most recently Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. Prior to that, she was the first Deputy Minister of Public Safety, Deputy Minister of Defence, and Deputy Minister of Transport. Ms. Bloodworth is a member of the Order of Canada.

Kim Sturgess is CEO and founder of Alberta WaterSMART, a not-for-profit organization committed to developing and improving the management of Alberta's water resources. Ms. Sturgess is also President of Guigne Advanced Materials Ltd., a company that she co-founded in 2002, which develops wear-resistant industrial products. She is a registered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

The Council would also like to bid a fond farewell to John Leggat who has served on the Council’s Board of Governors as a representative for the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

“On behalf of the Council I would like to extend my thanks to Mr. Leggat as he has been an extremely important member of the Board,” said Elizabeth Parr-Johnston, Chair of the Board of Governors of  the Council of Canadian Academies. “John’s input, thoughtful commentary, and direction have helped ensure the success of the Council in meeting its mandate and realizing its vision.”

The Council’s 12-member Board of Governors is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, ensuring fulfillment of the Council’s mandate and oversight of its operations. Each Member Academy appoints two governors, and these six appoint two additional governors from the general public. The remaining four governors are proposed to the Board by the federal Minister of Industry, but are formally appointed by the Board.

A full list of the Council’s Board of Governors and their biographies can be found on the Council’s website.

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