FREDERICTON (GNB) – Claire Roussel-Sullivan has been appointed the new chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission.

Roussel-Sullivan is a human resources executive with over 25 years of experience in all facets of human resources management. Currently a senior human resources consultant, she has held various senior human resources leadership roles in large site operations and corporate offices across Canada, where she developed expertise in numerous workplace issues including discrimination, accommodation, human rights and pay equity.

Roussel-Sullivan has an in-depth knowledge of the Canadian workplace obtained through her extensive experience with several federal government departments, as well as large and small private sector companies, where she developed and implemented diversity programs, employment equity initiatives and workplace harassment policies. As commission chair, Roussel-Sullivan’s vast human resources knowledge and experience with corporate boards will be an asset to the proceedings.

She holds a bachelor of business administration from the Université de Moncton, a diploma in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University, and she completed the Advanced Leadership Program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Ariz.

The appointment is effective June 16.