Vancouver, BC, January 18, 2022 – Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Weldon, who recently retired from Transport Canada as the Executive Head of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, to the organization’s Board of Directors.
“Ms. Weldon brings extensive knowledge and capability to Clear Seas especially with her professional background in marine policy and environmental affairs,” says Bud Streeter, Chair of the Clear Seas Board of Directors.
Previously, Ms. Weldon was the Director-General of Canada’s Marine Safety and Security. In this role, she led the development of various government initiatives aimed at addressing key marine environmental issues, including the protection of North Atlantic right whales and the prevention of damage from flooding in Quebec and Ontario. She represented Canada as the Head of Delegation at the International Maritime Organization, was Co-Chair of the Canada-U.S. Maritime Security Committee, and Chair of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan Management Committee.
Throughout her career, Ms. Weldon collaborated with industry members, academia, the non-profit sector, and other international colleagues to develop and implement Canadian marine policies and frameworks. She also worked in transportation infrastructure funding, the management of federal ports and airports, social policy, and human resources.
About the Board of Directors
Clear Seas’ Board of Directors includes eleven members from First Nations, the public sector, the scientific and engineering communities, and marine-related industries. They present a wide range of experience in the human, environmental and economic issues related to shipping on Canada’s oceans, coastlines, lakes, and waterways. Learn more here.
About Clear Seas
Clear Seas is a not-for-profit independent research centre funded by Canada’s provincial and federal governments as well as industry. It provides impartial information on marine shipping in Canada to policymakers and the public. Its mandate is to initiate and interpret research, analyze policies, identify best practices, share information, and facilitate dialogue. The organization’s research agenda is defined internally in response to current issues, reviewed by a research advisory committee, and approved by a board of directors. All publications are available at clearseas.org
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