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council of marine professionals associates professional industry association mariner shipping transport COMPASS NL newfoundland and labrador atlantic canada association

WHO WE ARE

The Council of Marine Professional Associates (COMPASS) was established on April 9, 2008 in response to a deep-felt need among industry stakeholders for such an organization.

As our constitution stipulates, COMPASS is an organization of “private-sector businesses and public-sector organizations directly involved in marine transportation activities. (design, operations, support, human resources development, labour supply and consultancy.)”

council of marine professionals associates professional industry association mariner shipping transport COMPASS NL newfoundland and labrador atlantic canada association

WHAT WE DO

The mission of the Council of Marine Professional Associates (COMPASS) is to promote the development of the marine transportation sector and facilitate the participation of COMPASS members in marine transportation industries.

It seeks to fulfill its mission through the following objectives:

  • Create a forum for effective dialogue and information-sharing among COMPASS members; between COMPASS and other marine transportation stakeholders; and between COMPASS and the general public;
     

  • Advocate the interests of COMPASS members to industry and government decision-makers;
     

  • Stipulate, and contribute to, initiatives that will contribute to the development of the marine transportation sector;
     

  • Enhance the public perception of the marine transportation sector and build an appreciation for the importance of marine transportation industries to social and economic development and community sustainability; and
     

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to address human resources issues in marine transportation industries.

council of marine professionals associates professional industry association mariner shipping transport COMPASS NL newfoundland and labrador atlantic canada association

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Governance

The activities and initiatives of COMPASS are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of three executive officers and four additional directors. The composition of the Board of Directors represents the broad scope of marine transportation stakeholders.

President – Rick Ellis, Ocean Choice International

Treasurer – Mark Quinlan, Newfound Resources

Secretary – Jeff Simms, MV Osprey

Director – Sheldon Anstey, Secunda Canada

Director – Brooke Cameron, Algoma Central Corporation

Director – Gerry Puddister, Puddister Trading Company

Director – Raj Dewan, Oceanex

In 2022 we adopted new COMPASS Bylaws. Please click here for the latest version.

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