Marie Walsh appointed CAO of Cape Breton Regional Municipality
July 17, 2017
Cape Breton Regional Municipality Council has appointed Marie Walsh to the position of Chief Administrative Officer.
Walsh has served as the Municipality’s Chief Financial Officer since 2014. She joined the Municipality as the Director of Finance in 2007. Walsh is a Certified General Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cape Breton University.
Walsh, originally from Ashby but now residing in Westmount, is the Regional Municipality’s third Chief Administrative Officer since amalgamation in 1995.
Walsh says she looking forward to the challenges the position presents.
“I’m looking forward to making a positive contribution to my community through this leadership role with a commitment to ensure transparency and open communication with the public,” said Walsh. “Along with Council, my team and I are working very hard to create a more stable economic environment, including our efforts around commercializing the port, tax reform and new infrastructure investments.”
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