Minister of Transport announces appointments and reappointment in the transportation sector

News release

March 27, 2023                    Ottawa                    Transport Canada

Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced appointments and reappointment in the transportation sector. The appointees come from diverse backgrounds, with experience in a number of fields, and they are active members in their communities. They bring a wide array of knowledge and expertise to their transportation positions.

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

  • Thao Pham (Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, Québec) appointed as Chairperson for a term of five years.

Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority

  • Nancy Di Gregorio (Hamilton, Ontario) appointed as a part-time Director for a term of three years.

Canadian Transportation Agency

  • Lenore Duff (Ottawa, Ontario) reappointed as temporary member for a term of one year.

These Canadians were appointed under the Government of Canada's open, transparent and merit-based Governor in Council appointment or nomination process, striving for gender parity and seeking to reflect Canada’s diversity.


"I wish these highly qualified Canadians every success as they continue to serve the transportation sector. Their appointments will ensure continued good governance."

The Honourable Omar Alghabra
Minister of Transport

Quick facts

  • The Minister of Transport is responsible for appointments to 53 portfolio organizations, which include:

    • 8 Crown corporations;
    • 4 administrative tribunal/agencies;
    • 21 Canadian Airport Authorities;
    • 17 Canada Port Authorities; and
    • 3 other shared governance organizations.

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Nadine Ramadan 
Press Secretary and Communications Advisor 
Office of the Honourable Omar Alghabra 
Minister of Transport, Ottawa  

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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