CONGRATULATIONS! MME. GHISLAINE RICHARD - CHAIRPERSON - IFFAAD - CANADA CHAPTER.

Mme. Ghislaine Richard was appointed as a Director and Vice-Chair of the Canadian Air Transport Security Administration Authority (CATSA) in April 2002.Together with the Chairman, she was charged with the establishment of the new Crown Corporation created in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001.

She had previously served as Canada’s Permanent Representative on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from1996 to 2001. In the course of her tenure at ICAO, she was elected Chair of the Unlawful Interference Committee (1996-97) and Chair of the Finance Committee (1998- 2000). She also acted as Representative of the Governing Body on the ICAO Staff Pension Committee (1998-2000). From 1990 to 1995, she held the position of Chair and CEO of the Civil Aviation Tribunal of Canada, after having been Vice-Chair of the Tribunal from 1986 to 1990.

A law graduate from Université de Montréal, Ghislaine also holds a Master’s degree in Air and Space Law from McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law. In 1993, she completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Canadian Center for Management Development (CCMD). Currently a member of the Quebec Order of Notaries, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Division of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) (1985-86), President of the Quebec Division of the CBA’s Air and Space Law Section (1984-86), Chair of the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals (CCAT) (1988-89) and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Group of Heads of Federal Agencies of Canada (1993-95). She was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of Air and Space Law and a founding member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice (1987-95).

Ghislaine was a longtime member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and the past Chair of its Montreal Chapter (2002-04). She was also a member of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) and a member of the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA). For many years, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO) having also served as the Secretary of the MSO’s Executive Committee. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Allegra Foundation and co-president of the Sir Robert Peel Association as well as a member of the Environment Committee of the Lake Echo Association. She recently served as President of the Student Alumni of McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law.

She has published several articles, lectured extensively and participated in numerous conferences, colloquia and assemblies, both nationally and internationally. In November 2008, she was inducted into the Québec Air and Space Hall of Fame.

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