Meet ACTA’s new board of directors for 2022/2023
Front row L-R: Patrick Doyle, Louise Gardiner, Geneviève Dupuy-Duplessis, Mary Jane Hiebert, Liz Fleming. Back row L-R: Peter Keyter, Monica Johnstone, Gary Gaudry, Mike Foster, Brian Robertson. (Missing: Karen Schabel, Richard Vanderlubbe)

Meet ACTA’s new board of directors for 2022/2023

TORONTO — ACTA’s new board of directors has been named for 2022/2023.

According to ACTA president Wendy Paradis, the new board is already hard at work developing the organization’s new two-year strategic plan, the details of which will be released later this summer.

“The new board is currently rolling up its sleeves to develop ACTA’s two-year strategic plan to enable the trade association to best serve Canada’s travel agencies, travel agency employees and independent travel agents. We also want to collaborate with industry partners to positively shape the future of Canada’s travel industry in this time of renewal,” said Paradis.

All ACTA members can apply to stand for election to the board. The new board for 2022/2023 is as follows:

  • Mary Jane Hiebert CTC – Board Chair

Owner, Oyster Travel

Representing Region: Manitoba & Nunavut

  • Liz Fleming – Board Vice Chair

General Manager, North South Travel

Representing Region: British Columbia & Yukon Territory

  • Louise Gardiner CTM – Board Treasurer

Vice President, the Agency Solution – by The Travel Agent Next Door

  • Brian Robertson – Board Secretary

President, Canada West, Direct Travel

  • Peter Keyter

Director and General Counsel, South Travel

Representing Region: Alberta & North West Territories

  • Karen Schabel CTM

Training and Development Coordinator, CAA

Representing Region: Saskatchewan

  • Michael Foster

President, Nexion Canada

Representing Region: Ontario

  • Geneviève Dupuy-Duplessis

Vice President and General Manager, Voyages Dumouline

Representing Region: Quebec

  • Gary Gaudry

President, Maritime Travel

Representing Region: Atlantic Canada

  • Richard Vanderlubbe


  • Patrick Doyle

Vice President & General Manager, American Express Global Business Travel

  • Monica Johnstone

President, Uniglobe Travel Innovations

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