Boivin to chair chamber board of directors

Accu-Rate Corporation CEO Marie Boivin was sworn in Thursday as the new chair of the board of directors of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Boivin, who replaces outgoing chair Michael Crockatt, said the business world is quickly changing. She said the chamber’s priority is to stay ahead of these changes by “redefining a value proposition” that is relevant and tailored to its members.

“Our vision is to empower Ottawa businesses to reach their potential by focusing on our members’ success, by building solid partnerships with key stakeholders to foster a modern, innovative and diverse metropolitan city,” she said in a statement.

A 2009 Forty Under 40 recipient, Ms. Boivin has been a member of the chamber’s board since 2010 and also sits on the board of the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation and the Royal Ottawa Hospital’s strategy and governance committee.

Chamber president and CEO Ian Faris said the organization is “delighted” to have Ms. Boivin as chair.

“Her unique background and experience provides the chamber the perfect opportunity to engage with key stakeholders,” he said in a statement.

Ian Sherman, of EY was sworn in as vice-chair. 

OBJ print editor David Sali will have an in-depth interview with Ms. Boivin Friday morning. Check back at for the story.