Faye Ackermans reappointed to Transportation Safety Board

News release

Ottawa, July 3, 2018 – Faye Ackermans reappointed to TSB for three-year term.

Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, announced the reappointment of Faye Ackermans to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board (TSB).

First appointed in July 2014, Mrs. Ackermans brings to the Board 25 years’ experience in the rail industry, the majority of that time having been spent in senior rail safety and regulatory affairs positions. A stellar career at Canadian Pacific Railway included a stint as General Manager of Safety and Regulatory Affairs, during which CP saw a 65 per cent decrease in rail accidents and a 70 per cent reduction in personal injuries.

As well, Mrs. Ackermans has served on numerous rail industry boards and committees, including the Safety and Operations Management Committees of the Railway Association of Canada and the American Association of Railroads.

Her appointment to a three-year term (part-time) is effective July 2, 2018.

This reappointment is being made following an open, transparent and merit-based selection process.


“Faye Ackermans has devoted her professional life to improving rail safety in Canada. The Transportation Safety Board is fortunate to be able to continue to draw on her experience, expertise and sound judgment.”
‑ Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions

Quick facts

  • The TSB is an independent agency, created by an Act of Parliament in 1990.

  • There are currently five Board Members and 220 employees at the TSB

  • Head Office is in Gatineau, QC, but investigation staff are located across Canada.

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Nicky Cayer
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Democratic Institutions

Media Relations
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