Martin Sullivan was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada in December 2014.
Mr. Sullivan is from Calvert, Newfoundland and Labrador. He holds a bachelor of commerce (honours) degree and a master of business administration degree from Memorial University.
Mr. Sullivan is the President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Ocean Choice International, which is one of the largest and most diversified seafood companies in Atlantic Canada. Based in St. John’s and employing more than 1,600 people, the company has received many awards and certifications. These include the Newfoundland Export Award for International Marketing, the Canada Export Award, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Export and Innovation Award.
Mr. Sullivan has been actively involved in promoting the sustainable management and development of the fisheries sector, participating in numerous organizations and associations. He served as a Founding Director of the Newfoundland Association of Seafood Producers, as Adviser to the Government of Canada’s Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization and, from 2011 to 2012, as Chair of the Fisheries Council of Canada.
He has also been a speaker and presenter at a variety of industry events, and has presented to both the Chief Negotiator for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Bank of Canada’s Board of Directors.