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OTTAWA, February 19, 2019 – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced today the appointment of Ms. Natalie Kinloch, CPA, CA as the new Chief Executive Officer of The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) for a five year term.

Ms. Kinloch’s is quite well versed with FBCL and its operations having occupied several key senior roles within the Corporation, since joining FBCL, in 2009, including her most recent role as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. As a senior executive with over 20 years of business acumen, Ms. Kinloch possesses a wide range of experience in disciplines such as corporate planning, financial management and accountability, governmental liaison, operations and risk management.

In addition to her executive role, Ms. Kinloch is a member of the FBCL Board of Directors, is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority and a member of the Board of Directors of the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority and the Seaway International Bridge Corporation. Previously, she has held a number of senior-level positions at the National Capital Commission.

FBCL wishes to extend its gratitude and best wishes to Ms. Micheline Dubé, the outgoing President and CEO, who steadfastly served the Corporation, on her well-deserved retirement. Ms. Dubé, a senior executive with over 40 years of experience, led change, delivered on major capital projects and managed programs and operations primarily in Crown corporations. Her leadership was instrumental in guiding the Corporation through a turbulent period of change in 2015, with the divestiture of its Montreal-based bridge assets and subsequent amalgamation with the St. Mary’s River Bridge Authority and the Blue Water Bridge Authority while maintaining the Seaway International Bridge Corporation, as a wholly owned subsidiary.

Additionally, FBCL extends its sincere appreciation to Ms. Connie Graham who has stepped down from her position as Chairperson of the FBCL Board of Directors to focus on priorities outside the Corporation. Ms. Graham was first appointed to the Board of Directors of the FBCL legacy corporation as a board member in 2012 and, subsequently in 2014, she became the Chairperson. She continued in her role as Chairperson of the newly amalgamated Corporation since 2015.

The appointment of Ms. Kinloch as Chief Executive Officer provides FBCL with continuity and demonstrates the Crown’s confidence in the robust strategic direction in effect at FBCL since its corporate renewal in 2015.

FBCL owns, manages and operates international bridges and associated structures in Sault Ste. Marie, Point Edward, Lansdowne (Thousand Islands) and Cornwall, Ontario. FBCL’s mandate is to provide the highest level of stewardship so that its international bridges and associated structures are safe and efficient for users.