Nomination Date: 21/03/2019
Rodney Weston is currently the Vice President Transportation & Logistics for a privately owned global seafood business.
He has acquired a broad understanding of the Canadian economy through his involvement with an international leader in the seafood industry, serving as Chief of Staff to a NB Premier, a Provincial Cabinet minister and being a Federal Member of Parliament. This experience comes after having operated his own small business for several years.
In his current role, Rodney, is responsible for the coordination and growth of a transportation network that operates throughout North America. A large percentage being fresh product requiring just in time delivery to multiple destinations.
Rodney previously filled a variety of strategic roles in government where he developed a strong understanding of the “machinery of government” and how government policies can impact on certain industry sectors and the local, provincial and national economies. His role as Chief of Staff to Former Premier Bernard Lord had him in a position critical to the effective interaction between the provincial and federal governments. This knowledge was further strengthened as a Member of Parliament where exposure to federal policy and priority development demonstrated the role federal initiatives have on provinces, municipalities and the various economic sectors.
Family and Community have played a major role in Rodney’s life. He is a Former Volunteer Fire Chief, Deputy Mayor, Deacon in his church, and a member on numerous community boards. Rodney spends quality time with his family enjoying activates surrounding his son, including his numerous sporting activities.