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Profile of Our Commissioners


How the Commissioners are appointed:

The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints the members of the Commission and designates the chairman and a vice-chairman. 

The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission Act provides for the appointment of a full-time chairman who shall be the chief executive officer of the Commission, a full-time vice-chairman, who shall assume primary responsibilities for matters related to land, one other commissioner; and not more than five part-time commissioners.

Our Commissioners  
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
J. Scott MacKenzie, Q.C.

J. Scott MacKenzie, Q.C. was appointed as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission effective April 21, 2014.  Prior to his appointment he was a Senior Partner at the law firm of Stewart McKelvey and practiced law in Charlottetown for more than thirty years.  

In his law practice Mr. MacKenzie represented large corporations, major financial institutions, banks, government financial and development agencies, administrative tribunals, municipalities, airport and harbour authorities and family owned businesses. He has acted as counsel providing advice on Federal and Provincial regulatory matters, financing of new and existing businesses, commercial property and condominium development, and corporate reorganizations. 

Mr. MacKenzie has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Lexpert┬« and Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of Corporate/Commercial Law, Banking and Finance, Real Estate Development and Land Use Planning and Infrastructure Project Law.  

Mr. MacKenzie has always taken a keen interest in community service. He was President of both the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Charlottetown Inc., Secretary to the Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. He chaired a number of committees of the Law Society of PEI, served as a member of the local and national executives of the Canadian Bar Association, was a Director and Member of management board of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association. 

Doug Clow
Appointed: 2014

Doug Clow was appointed Secretary to the Treasury Board on June 05, 2012. He was named Comptroller on February 14, 2012. He has served as Deputy Minister of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs, Deputy Provincial Treasurer and as Assistant Deputy Provincial Treasurer.

Doug joined the civil service of the Province of Prince Edward Island in 1990, when he accepted a position within the Office of the Auditor General. Since that time, he has assumed roles as Budget Manager for the Province, Budget Director and Director of Fiscal Management. He held these roles until his promotion to Assistant Deputy Provincial Treasurer.

A 1987 graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island's Business Program, Doug received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1991.

Doug lives in Stratford with his wife, Diane, and sons.

Full-time Commissioner
John Broderick
Appointed: 2008

John Broderick has served as full-time Commissioner since January 2008. He also served as the Commission's Acting Vice-Chair from June 15, 2013 until April 14, 2014. A native of Tignish, PEI, Mr. Broderick began his employment career at the Co-op store in Tignish at the age of 15. Over the course of the next nine years, he advanced within the Co-op movement in Western PEI to become Manager of the Central Credit Union in O'Leary. He has extensive experience in the management of both personal and commercial lending portfolios. Subsequent to his time in the Co-op movement, Mr. Broderick gained experience in the private sector owning and managing a number of private business ventures including the now legendary "Tradewind Club". 

Prior to being named full-time Commissioner, Mr. Broderick was a member and a past president of The Credit Union Central of PEI and Metro Credit Union Ltd., as well as a past member and chair of the PEI Lending Agency Advisory Board. He has served, or continues to serve, in various roles in a number of church and community related organizations including, the Children's Wish Foundation (PEI Chapter), the Knights of Columbus, the Charlottetown Rotary Club, and is an active member of St. Pius X Parish.

John and his wife Edie live in Charlottetown and have three grown daughters, Rachel, Bethany and Alexis.

Part-time Commissioners
Mike Campbell
Appointed: 2010

Mr. Campbell was involved in airport management in Atlantic Canada for thirty-six years including positions at Goose Bay, Labrador and Moncton, N.B. He served as Airport manager at Saint John, New Brunswick from 1978 to 1982. From 1982 to 1999 he was Airport Manager of the Charlottetown Airport under Transport Canada and then was appointed CEO at Charlottetown Airport where he oversaw the successful privatization of the airport to an influential and important community resource in the development of tourism and business growth. He retired from the Charlottetown Airport Authority in 2007.

Mr. Campbell continues to be involved in the business community through various committees and boards including the Charlottetown Harbour Authority Inc., Rotary International, SDU Board of Governors, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority and Commissionaires, NB/PEI Division.

Leonard Gallant
Appointed: 2011

Leonard Gallant was born in Urbainville, PEI, the oldest of 16 children.  He graduated from Evangeline High School and attended Prince County Vocational School.

Leonard worked for 19 years at Rogers Arnett Wholesale Groceries as clerk and as salesman for the Prince County and Rustico/Cavendish areas.  He began working in car sales at MacNeil Motors in 1993 and then moved to Hemphill Pontiac GM in 2000 until he retired in 2010.

He was a volunteer firefighter with the Wellington Fire Department for 24 years and served as Fire Chief for 14 of those years.  He is a member of Club Richelieu.

Leonard resides in Wellington with his wife, Carol. They have three children and two granddaughters.  He has a passion for cars and enjoys travelling and watching sports.

Ferne MacPhail
Appointed: 2011

Ferne MacPhail was born in York, PEI and now resides in Meadow Bank. 

She attended Prince of Wales College, UPEI, and graduated from the PEI School of Nursing.  She also received a certificate in Gerontology from Mount Saint Vincent University.

Ms. MacPhail has worked as a permanent part-time R.N. Supervisor at Beach Grove Home and retired in 2002.  Since that time, she has been working at Beach Grove Home on a casual basis.  As well, Ms. MacPhail has been involved with her husband in the operation of a construction and rental business. 

Ferne is also involved in community and church activities.

Peter McCloskey
Appointed: 2011

Prior to being appointed as a Part-Time Commissioner for the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission, Peter McCloskey was a Councillor for the City of Charlottetown from 2006-2010.  He served as chair of Economic Development and Tourism, chair of Executive Policy, Events and Attractions and vice-chair of Planning and Heritage.  Mr. McCloskey also represented the concerns of the City of Charlottetown on the Federation of PEI Municipalities as well as various other boards.  

Mr. McCloskey was employed for 15 years as a Sales and Leasing Consultant with Reliable Motors in Charlottetown.  His past professional experience also included 10 years in the public service as a Program Supervisor in Addiction Services as well as owning and operating a retail business for 10 years.

Peter and his wife Sheila reside in Winsloe.

Jean Tingley
Appointed: 2010
Jean Tingley graduated from Success Business College in Truro, Nova Scotia with diplomas in general accounting, office management and public relations.  Jean was co-owner and vice-president of Dawndale Farm Supplies Ltd., a family-owned farm supply business, which included a retail store and feed manufacturing plant.  Ms. Tingley has been a board member of the Provincial Women's Institute Board; PEI representative on the National Youth Talent Steering Committee; board member of the QEH Foundation; board member of the QEH Auxiliary; media director for the Prince Edward Island Association of Hospital Auxiliaries; board member of the Commonwealth Society; board member of the Crapaud Exhibition and community representative on the Gulf Shore Community Corporation Board. 

In her spare time, Ms. Tingley volunteers at the QEH and is currently past-president of the QEH Auxiliary.

Jean and her husband Dave are the proud parents of two children and four grandchildren.


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