Seaway Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

August 4, 2017

Cornwall, Ontario (August 4, 2017) – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is pleased to announce that Raymond Johnston and Patrick Bushby have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Johnston is President of Chartwell Consulting Services Inc. and has a long history in the  marine industry.  From 2000 to 2013, he was President of the Chamber of Marine Commerce, and prior to that was President and CEO of Canada Steamship Lines, a Montreal-based international shipping company. Mr. Johnston’s vast marine experience ranges from operations to environmental stewardship.   He spearheaded  the  creation  of  the  Green  Marine  Management  Corporation,  an  industry-led environmental sustainability initiative, and is currently its President.  He succeeds Jonathan Bamberger as the SLSMC Director for Other Industry Members.

Mr. Bushby is Director of Operations for Ontario and Quebec for Viterra, a Canadian grain industry leader, with responsibility for strategic and capital planning, health and safety, maintenance programs, and human resource planning.  His vast grain industry experience also includes senior management positions with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.  Mr. Bushby replaces Wayne Devlin as the SLSMC Director for the Grain Industry Members.

Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the SLSMC, welcomed the appointment of Mr. Johnston and Mr. Bushby, noting that their many years of experience will provide the SLSMC’s Board with a wealth of knowledge to draw upon. “Without question, these new board members will complement the Board’s existing skill set and assist in advancing the St. Lawrence Seaway’s competitiveness and reputation as a reliable trade gateway”, said Bowles.

Terence Bowles also extended his appreciation to Jonathan Bamberger and Wayne Devlin who recently completed their respective terms on the Board. “I wish to commend both of these individuals for their exemplary service to the Seaway”.

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is a private, not-for-profit corporation, created in 1998 pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, to operate and maintain the Canadian locks and channels of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Since the Seaway’s inception in 1959, over 2.9 billion tonnes of cargo have been transported via the waterway. Some 227,000 jobs and $35 billion in economic activity are supported by the movement of goods within the Great Lakes / Seaway System. For more information on the Seaway, please consult the website.