Siobhan Coady, St. John’s West
Siobhan Coady was elected to represent the District of St. John’s West on November 30, 2015 and re-elected on May 16, 2019. She served as the Minister of Natural Resources from 2015 – 2020. She also served as Government House Leader, Minister Responsible for the Office of the Status of Women and Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement.
On August 19, 2020, she was sworn in as Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation. Prior to joining provincial politics, from 2008 to 2011, she was the Member of Parliament for the Riding of St. John’s South–Mount Pearl. She also served as the Liberal Critic for Treasury Board, a member of the Industry Committee, and Vice Chair of the Operations Committee. Siobhan was also the Chair of Newfoundland & Labrador Liberal Caucus, Chair of the Liberal Biotechnology Caucus and was a member of the Leader’s Economic Advisory Committee.
Siobhan is an award winning entrepreneur and recognized as one of the top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada. She has owned and operated companies as diverse as Newfound Genomics, a biotechnology research facility; The Clinical Trials Centre, a medical research company; and Bonaventure Fisheries, a fish harvesting company. She is Past Chair and Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the St. John’s Board of Trade.
Siobhan is very active in her community. She has chaired the regional economic development board, the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame, and has been the Campaign Chair for the Canadian Red Cross. She has contributed to the Boards of Directors of the St. John’s Airport Authority, the Genesis Centre, the Atlantic Innovation Council, the Institute of Corporate Directors, Genome Canada, Compute Canada and Children’s Wish Foundation to name a few. She is a member of the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee.
Educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Oxford University and the University of Toronto, she is an accredited Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) and an Accredited Public Relations (APR) Professional.
Siobhan and her husband Pat live in St. John’s where they enjoy the outdoors and their Labrador Retrievers.