David Wells, former deputy CEO of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, has been appointed to the Senate.
A news release sent out from the Prime Minister's Office today said "Wells has over 30 years experience in international business and management of government and regulatory affairs."
He's filling the seat left vacant by Ethel Cochrane, who reached mandatory retirement age last fall.
Wells was one of five senators appointed today — he was the only one from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Unless somebody decides to retire early, another senate seat won't come open in the province until George Baker reaches mandatory retirement in September 2017.