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New Chair Of Niagara Parks Commission Confirmed

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New Chair Of Niagara Parks Commission Confirmed

McGuinty Government Appoints Accounting And Governance Expert

Ontario has confirmed Fay Booker as the new Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission's Board of Directors. The appointment follows an open recruitment process and takes effect April 21, 2010.

Ms. Booker has extensive experience in corporate governance, accounting and auditing. Her experience includes independent consulting on corporate governance, risk management and organizational effectiveness for clients across Canada. She has also held key positions at national accounting and auditing firms and financial institutions, including Grant Thornton LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP and CIBC.

A long-time volunteer, Ms. Booker has played an active role in leading a number of significant boards, including the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, The Brant Centre and the Burlington Economic Development Corporation. She is the recipient of a Canada 125 Medal for her significant contributions to her community.

As the Chair of the Niagara Parks Commission, Ms. Booker will lead the overall strategic direction of the government agency responsible for preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River corridor.

Quick Facts

  • The Niagara Parks Commission helps attract millions of visitors annually to Niagara Falls, Ontario's most popular tourist destination.
  • Established in 1885, the Niagara Parks Commission is an operational enterprise agency that raises its own revenue and does not receive ongoing operational funding from the Province.

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“Ms. Booker's range and wealth of experience are positive assets for the Niagara Parks Commission. I look forward to working with her to further the Commission's contributions to the economic growth and success of the Niagara region and Ontario.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Tourism and Culture

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