The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is pleased to announce a number of executive and management appointments.
Linked to our innovation and trade priorities, these appointments further strengthen SCC’s ability to meet stakeholder and customer needs and our reputation as a world leader and trusted advisor, both within Canada and around the world.
Effective August 21, 2017, Chantal Guay becomes Vice-President, Standards and International Relations Branch (SIRB). Chantal has been with SCC for more than five years during which time she led the Accreditation Services Branch (ASB). She has also been active in standards development activities. As Vice-President of ASB, she transformed and strengthened its performance and productivity with a focus on bringing value to customers. She is the Chair of the Canadian mirror committee on conformity assessment to ISO/CASCO and, since 2013, has been part of the leadership of ISO/CASCO as a member of the Chairman’s Policy and Coordination Group (CPC). More recently, she was appointed by ISO/CASCO as the Convener of the Strategic Alliance and Regulatory Group (STAR). In addition, she has also contributed to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) by co-convening the Joint Working Group on increasing accreditation bodies’ consistency. Chantal is a licensed engineer, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from Université Laval, a Master in Environmental Management from the Université de Sherbrooke and an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from Queen’s School of Business.
Effective September 5, 2017, SCC welcomes Dr. Mkabi Walcott as Senior Director, Global Standards, SIRB. Formerly the Director of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards, Mkabi also served as Head of the Compliance Department for the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards. With more than 14 years of experience working in standardization and project management, Mkabi brings to the position a strong understanding of the importance and value of standardization, quality, and systems management in the private and public sectors. Dr. Walcott holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Havana, as well as professional qualifications in project management from the Project Management Institute, Inc. Mkabi also actively participates in regional and international standardization. She represented Caribbean and Central America countries on the Chair’s Advisory Group (CAG) for ISO’s Developing Country Matters (DEVCO) program and on the Board of Directors of COPANT (Pan American Standards Commission).
Effective September 12, 2017, Cynthia Milito, currently Director, ASB, becomes Acting Vice-President, ASB. Cynthia has been with SCC for four years and has more than 20 years of experience in accreditation and health care. The tremendous operational and management experience she brings to the position of Vice-President and her acting appointment provide solid continuity for staff and customers. Cynthia has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Ottawa.
Effective August 21, 2017, Alec Clark assumes a new role as Manager, Innovation and Regional/International Engagement, SIRB. Alec has a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) degree from St. Thomas University, and a Master of Arts (Public Administration) degree from Carleton University. Alec recently completed a two-year development opportunity working directly with SCC’s CEO to acquire expert knowledge in national, regional and international standardization.
Effective August 21, 2017, Brendan McManus, Sector Specialist, Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement Branch, replaces Alec as Coordinator, Strategic Issues in the CEO’s Office. Brendan has two undergraduate degrees in International Management and Finance from the University of Ottawa, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Brendan begins a two-year development opportunity, following which he will be provided with a unique opportunity to contribute to SCC in new ways.
About the Standards Council of Canada
SCC is a Crown corporation that leads Canada’s standardization network. SCC facilitates the development and use of national and international standards and accreditation services in order to enhance Canada's competitiveness and well-being. SCC is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada portfolio.