We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Crockatt as the new Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015-2017. He was sworn in today by Mayor Jim Watson at City Hall, in accordance with the Boards of Trade Act: Oath of Office.
Mr. Crockatt currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Air Service and Business Development at InterVISTAS Consulting. Previously, he was Vice President, Business Development and Marketing at the Ottawa International Airport Authority.
Mr. Crockatt has served in several leadership positions including Chair of the Board of Directors with both the Tourism Industry Association of Canada and Ottawa Tourism. With Ottawa Tourism, he has served as Chair of the Sales and Marketing Council and the Tourism Development Council. He is a member of the Advisory Board for Algonquin College’s Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree program. Mr. Crockatt also served on several committees with the Canadian Airports Council, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Airports Council International-North America.
His unique background and experience in aviation, tourism and transportation businesses provide the Chamber the perfect opportunity to engage key stakeholders within these important sectors. Mr. Crockatt is also a past recipient of the prestigious Ottawa Forty Under 40 Award.
With Mr. Crockatt as the new Chair, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce is focused on four key areas: Talent Development, New Business Attraction, Infrastructure and Emerging Issues.
“Together we can take advantage of the Chamber’s unique position to make Ottawa the most innovative city for business.” said Mr. Crockatt. “Working with key stakeholders will continue to be of importance. Encouraging them to interact, engage and forge alliances with the Chamber for the success of our entire business community is our top priority.”
“We are delighted to have Mr. Crockatt as our new Chair, and look forward to his leadership and insight” said Ian Faris, President and CEO, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. “Having someone of Mr. Crockatt’s calibre will no doubt be beneficial for the whole business community.”
For a full listing of the new Board of Directors please visit: http://www.ottawachamber.ca/pages/BoardofDirectors/