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Member - Paula McDonald

Paula M. McDonald, B. Comm., FCPA, FCA, CMA; President, Altair Holdings Inc.

Paula McDonald holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Accounting and Finance from Memorial University and the CA and CMA designations. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland & Labrador and has taught accounting and auditing for the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University. Ms. McDonald began her career with Ernst & Young LLP, practicing chiefly in the areas of accounting, auditing and corporate finance. She was a principal with Ernst & Young LLP when she left to join Stratos Global in 2000 as Vice President of Finance. She was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Stratos Global/Inmarsat Solutions from 2007 to 2014.

Ms. McDonald has extensive experience in international business, mergers and acquisitions, and acquisition strategy and integration. She served on the Board of Directors of Stratos Global as well as various Stratos/Inmarsat subsidiaries. Paula has also served on the board of a number of not-for-profit organizations. She joined the C-CORE Board in 2009. Paula chairs C-CORE’s Finance and Audit Committee and is also a member of the Corporate Governance Committee.