OceansAdvance AGM & Election Results  

It felt good to come together in person and online with our members as we celebrated another busy and successful year at OceansAdvance.  For the first time OceansAdvance hosted a hybrid Annual General Meeting and we are happy to say it proved to be a success both in person and online.

During the AGM, Delia Warren of Xodus Group gave an motivating and attention-grabbing presentation on the US offshore wind boom and opportunities for OA Members and Canadian Companies.  Delia provided an overview of the offshore wind (OSW) industry in the US, globally, and the status of development efforts in Canada.  As well, she provided a high-level overview of the project development process and “packages” (i.e. what goes into building an OSW farm), and finally her presentation touched on the opportunities for our membership to get involved – either in the US industry by expanding/operating abroad, by supporting operations from NL, or by growing the Canadian OSW industry.

We are pleased to announce the results of the election:

Big congratulations to Elizabeth Lawrence, Director, Economic Development, Culture and Partnerships, City of St. John’s – Re-elected to a 2nd term

Newly elected:
Ashley Noseworthy, CEO, Edgewise Environmental
Natasha Hudson, Regional Manager, Partnerships, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Stephen Green, Director of Research & Development of ice and Environmental Services, PAL Aerospace

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Colin Corbett, Director of Business Services, Genoa Design International; Laura Dwyer, Research and Development Manager, Grieg Seafood NL; and Leslie Grattan, Independent Environmental Services Professional for putting their names forward.

We would also like to offer our sincere gratitude to our outgoing Directors, Sharon Beattie, Stephen Hale and Stephen Kelly for their hard work and tremendous support over the last two years.

OceansAdvance is eager and enthusiastic as we move forward with our proposed projects and partnerships which will assist in cluster growth; as well as, contribute to the province’s growth and success.

Warm Regards,
Cathy Hogan
Executive Director