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Harvey named new Executive Director of the OAC

Nov. 25, 2014, Toronto - The Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Moira Harvey as the Executive Director of the OAC, effective November 19.

November 25, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

Harvey comes to the OAC with a strong background in marketing and communications and an entrepreneurial outlook.  Prior to joining OAC, she held a senior position with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for the past 10 years.

Harvey’s broad working experiences – she has worked in large corporations, in SMEs and has been a business owner – give her excellent insights into the diverse group of companies that make up the OAC.

Harvey is no stranger to the OAC, having worked on various OAC committees and initiatives, including:  leading participant in the OAC MOSAIC environmental initiative; OAC representative on the AIAC Market Outreach Working Group that contributed to the Emerson Report; active participant in the OAC – OCE R&TD Technology Roadmap workshop in 2013; and key leadership of the highly successful OAC 2014 Golf Tournament.

She has also provided leadership in other aerospace initiatives, including Women in Aerospace – Canada, being elected Vice-President in 2012, and as a member of the industry team working with academia to develop their programs to meet industry needs.


Harvey has excellent experience in working with government organizations at all levels (federal, provincial and municipal) to create valuable relationships and gain government support for industry.

She brings extensive international connections and sound perspectives on the global aerospace industry.  She was appointed to the Aviation Executive Board of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in the U.S., which is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council – a private, non-profit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies, in 2009 and also chairs the Light Commercial & General Aviation Committee of the TRB.


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