Bachelor of Public Relations (Co-op) (1991), Mount Saint Vincent University
Master of Education (2001), Memorial University
Portugal Cove-St. Philips, NL
Member since March 2017
Appointed by Lieutenant-Governor in Council
Ms. McCarthy is director of communications and corporate affairs for Fortis Inc. Previous to this she was director of customer and corporate relations for Newfoundland Power. She accepted this role after spending time as director on the Newfoundland Power Board of Directors. Ms. McCarthy was president of an Atlantic Canadian public affairs consulting firm for seven years and spent 15 years in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador public service with senior roles in communications, Cabinet operations, energy, labour and intergovernmental affairs. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, the Canadian Public Relations Society and the International Women’s Foundation. Ms. McCarthy is Chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD-NL), and will graduate from the ICD/Rotman Directors Education Program in June 2017
She is past chair of the Government Relations Strategy Group with the Canadian Electricity Association, and member and marketing lead for the International Women’s Forum-NL.