Biography - Siobhan Coady

Siobhan Coady is a well-respected Newfoundland and Labrador business leader operating companies as diverse as Bonaventure Fisheries, a privately-held fish harvesting company; Newfound Genomics, a leading biotechnology company; and The Clinical Trials Centre, a medical research company.

Ms Coady is a past chair (2003) and governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce which is the national leader in public policy advocacy on business issues and represents over 170,000 businesses as well local and provincial chambers. She was president of the St. John's Board of Trade in 1993.

In 2004, she was recognized as one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada. In 2003 she received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and was recognized as an ambassador, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador. In 1994, the Atlantic Canada Chamber of Commerce awarded her the Harvey Webber Award in recognition of her outstanding service in strengthening the chamber movement in Atlantic Canada.

Ms Coady is also a well-known political commentator for CBC and is a business columnist for the Independent newspaper.

She is equally well known for her wide range of volunteer activities with community organizations. She is the past chair of the regional economic development board, the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame, and past campaign chair of the Red Cross. She currently contributes to the St. John's Airport Authority, The Genesis Centre, the Atlantic Innovation Council and is the public representative on the Institute of Chartered Accountants Newfoundland, to name a few.

Ms Coady is a native of Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, and is an alumnus of Memorial University and an Accredited Public Relations Professional.