» Appointed to a part-time term of four years on August 19, 2019.
In addition to being a part-time member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada, Captain Marc-André Poisson spends most of the remainder of his time writing. He is the former Director of Marine Investigations at the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and immediate past Chair of the Marine Accident Investigators’ International Forum. In 2017, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) appointed Captain Poisson as an IMO Maritime Goodwill Ambassador, a nomination that prompted him to start the Canadian Marine Industry Foundation in 2019. He holds a master’s degree in marine policy from the University of Wales, Cardiff and completed undergraduate studies in natural and social sciences in Canada and France. He has many publications to his credit, both fiction and non-fiction, and is a recipient of the Canadian Coast Guard’s highest award, the exemplary service medal.