Industry Canada

Industry Canada

May 03, 2013 17:30 ET

Kathy Milsom Appointed Chair and Member of Standards Council of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 3, 2013) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), today announced the appointment of Kathy Milsom as Chair and member of the SCC's Governing Council.

"Ms. Kathy Milsom will be a significant asset to the Standards Council of Canada as it continues to advance its agenda," said Minister Paradis. "Her in-depth understanding of technical standards coupled with her vision and leadership skills will guide the Council toward greater success in its oversight of Canada's National Standards System."

Kathy Milsom has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. From December 2004 to September 2012, she was President and CEO of Ontario's Technical Standards and Safety Authority. Prior to that, she was President and CEO of Canada Lands Company Limited and a board member of its subsidiary company, Canada Lands Company CLC Limited. In 1997, she was President of Vestar Facility Management, a subsidiary of U.S.-based utility company Cinergy Corporation. Ms. Milsom received the University of Toronto's 2008 2T5 Mid-Career Achievement Award and the Ontario Professional Engineers' 2004 Engineering Medal in the management category. She has held numerous board positions, including her current positions as Chair of EDPRO Capital Group's Training Institute and member of the Canadian National Exhibition Association.

Kathy Milsom is certified through the Institute of Corporate Directors' Directors Education Program. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto and is licensed to engineer.

The SCC is a Crown corporation within the Industry Portfolio. With the goal of enhancing Canada's economic competitiveness and social well-being, the SCC offers accreditation services to standards development bodies and coordinates the efforts of Canadians in the development and use of national and international standards. For more information, visit the Standards Council of Canada website (

Contact Information

  • Margaux Stastny
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Christian Paradis
    Minister of Industry

    Antonia Kusy
    Manager, Corporate Communications and Planning
    Standards Council of Canada
    613-238-3222 ext. 462

    Media Relations
    Industry Canada