OTTAWA, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the
appointment of Ms. Jane Mowat to the board of VIA Rail Canada Inc. for
a term of three years.
"I am very pleased that Ms. Mowat has accepted this position," said
Minister Lebel. "VIA will benefit greatly from her operational,
financial and business development expertise."
Ms. Mowat has more than 20 years of experience within the information
technology industry, and significant expertise in business development.
Since 2003, Ms. Mowat has been an independent business advisor,
providing assistance on acquisition targets. Her responsibilities
include oversight of acquisition activities, direct involvement in
business case analysis, deal negotiations, due diligence, legal
oversight and financing. Previously, Ms. Mowat was chief financial
officer of Centrinity, where she led the company's financial
re-engineering and stabilization. She also worked as general manager
for IBM from 1996 to 2000, and as chief financial officer of ISM
Information System Management Corporation from 1990 to 1995.
Ms. Mowat has also acquired appreciable governance experience by serving
on boards such as Coventree Inc., FirstHand Inc., Allstream and
Centrinity Inc. Ms. Mowat holds a bachelor of commerce from the
University of Toronto, and a chartered accountant designation.
VIA Rail Canada Inc., a Crown corporation, was created in 1977 and
operates Canada's national passenger rail service. The board of
directors is responsible for overseeing the business activities and
other affairs of the corporation.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
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