Faye Smith, Chairperson
Mrs. Smith's current full-time term will end on May 29, 2009. She was originally appointed Chairperson of the Civil Aviation Tribunal on May 30, 1995. She was previously employed as counsel at Transport Canada Legal Services. Mrs. Smith is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Law School and following call to the Bar of Ontario, she practised law with a private firm in Ottawa.
Mrs. Smith has extensive background work in aviation since 1982, namely, providing advice to Transport Canada's Aviation Group on the Aeronautics Act and regulations. She was manager of appeals to the Civil Aviation Tribunal and formerly superintendent of inspector and engineer training for the Aviation Group. Mrs. Smith authored a Digest of Civil Aeronautics Case Law as well as three volumes of Civil Aeronautics Jurisprudence.
Eleanor D. Humphries, Vice-Chairperson
Ms. Humphries was appointed to a five-year full-time term as Vice-Chairperson of the Tribunal, effective March 3, 2008. She holds a bachelor of science and a master's in business administration degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also has an executive management diploma from McGill University in Montréal, Quebec.
Ms. Humphries worked in various management positions of increasing seniority within the financial services industry, including management positions within the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1985 to 1999 and the Montreal Trust Company from 1999 to 2000. She was the president and chief executive officer of Credit Union Atlantic from 2000 to 2005 and of Halifax International Airport Authority from 2005 to 2007. In 2004, Ms. Humphries received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Armbrae Academy. In 2006, she received the Canadian Progress Club Women of Excellence Award for leadership. She has been honored on five occasions as one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada and in 2007 she was inducted into the Top 50 CEOs Atlantic Canada Hall of Fame. Ms. Humphries holds several board positions with business, charitable and educational organizations.
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