Iris Petten

Bachelor of Arts (1984),Memorial University
Bachelor of Vocational Education (1997), Memorial University

Conception Bay South, NL

Ex-officio member of all Board committees

Member since February 2013
Appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council


Ms. Petten is a senior executive with more than 30 years in the seafood industry and is one of the founding shareholders of Ocean Choice International. She has extensive experience as a corporate board member and as a volunteer within private, publicly traded, crown and non-profit corporations. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum and has an Institute of Corporate Directors designation. She has served as a director on various corporations such as Canada Post, Canship Ugland Ltd., and Oceanex Income Trust.

Her volunteer interests include the Easter Seals and Kids Eat Smart breakfast program. She has also served on a judging panel for the Shad Valley Enrichment Program and EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She was also the provincial representative on the Atlantic Premiers’ Panel on Impacts of Changes to Employment Insurance 2013.