Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

September 08, 2005 16:30 ET

MINISTER BRISON PROPOSES RE-APPOINTING HEAD

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor GATINEAU, QUÉBEC--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 8, 2005) - The Honourable Scott Brison, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today proposed the re-appointment of Ross Nicholls as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Defence Construction Canada (DCC). Mr. Nicholls re-appointment is subject to parliamentary review by the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

"Mr. Nicholls has made a significant contribution to the success of Defence Construction Canada, and I believe his re-appointment will serve the organization well, " said Minister Brison.

Mr. Nicholls joined DCC in 1978. Before his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1996, he held a variety of engineering and management positions with the corporation.

Mr. Nicholls is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, the Canadian Military Engineers Association, and is on the board of trustees for the Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation.

Mr. Nicholls earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University, as well as a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.
DCC is a Crown corporation, accountable to the Canadian Federal Government through the Minister of Public Works and Government Services. Created in 1951, DCC has one client - the Department of National Defence (DND). The company's accumulated experience gives it an unparalleled "corporate memory" of DND infrastructure needs. DCC provides values added services such as project management, environmental services and operational support services.

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Office of Minister Brison
(819) 997-5421

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