Jessica L. McDonald, Chair, Canada Post Corporation Board of Directors
Ms. Jessica L. McDonald has extensive experience in senior public sector management, having served in numerous key roles in a career spanning more than 25 years.
Earlier in her career, Ms. McDonald held many positions in the British Columbia government. From 2005 to 2009, she served in the most senior public service position in the provincial government as Deputy Minister to the Premier, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the British Columbia Public Service, responsible for oversight of all aspects of government operations.
From 2014 to 2017, Ms. McDonald served as President and Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority. During that same period, she was also Chair of the Board of Directors of Powertech Labs, one of the largest testing and research laboratories in North America, and a member of the Board of Directors of Powerex Corp, a key participant in energy trading markets in North America.
Ms. McDonald has served as Vice Chair of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, currently serves as a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, and is a member of the British Columbia Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, and the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada. She has been named to Canada's Top 40 Under 40, and Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Hall of Fame. She is a recipient of the IPAC/Deloitte National Gold Award for Public Sector Leadership.
Ms. McDonald is a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.
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