Who is Siobhan Coady?
Siobhan is married to her high school sweetheart, Pat Coady and lives in St. John’s with her nephew Brook along with their Labrador retrievers, JamJam and Jersey (pictured above).
Siobhan was elected to the House of Assembly as the Member for St. John’s West on November 30, 2015 and re-elected on May 16, 2019. She is the Minister of Natural Resources and Deputy Government House Leader. She also serves as Chair of the Economic Policy Committee, and is a member of Treasury Board, the Policy and Planning Committee, the All-Party Committee on Democratic Reform, the House of Assembly Management Commission, and the Standing Orders Committee.
From 2008 to 2011, Siobhan served as the Member of Parliament for the Riding of St. John’s South–Mount Pearl. She was 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 entrepreneur and a business leader. She previously owned and operated businesses as diverse as Newfound Genomics, a biotechnology research facility (successfully sold in 2007); The Clinical Trials Centre, a medical research company; and Bonaventure Fisheries, a fish harvesting company. She was President of Novocom, a resource procurement company with partners in Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore.
Siobhan is very active in her community. She is a member of the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee. She previously served as a Director of the Children’s Wish Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is also past Campaign Chair of the Canadian Red Cross and has volunteered with a number of other organizations including the Lung Association of Newfoundland & Labrador, the Gathering Place, and the Canadian Cancer Society to name a few.
Commitment to Leadership
Siobhan is a Past Chair (2003) and Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the St. John’s Board of Trade (1993). She is also a Past Chair of the Regional Economic Board and the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame. She previously served on the Board of Genome Canada, the Public Policy Forum, the St. John’s International Airport Authority, The Genesis Centre, the Atlantic Innovation Council, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Newfoundland, Compute Canada and the Institute of Corporate Directors St. John’s.
Siobhan was educated at Memorial University, Oxford University, and the University of Toronto. She is an accredited director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors and an Accredited Public Relations Professional (APR).
"I have known Siobhan for many years. I have known her to have integrity, be community minded, hardworking and a very smart and capable individual. Since being elected, she has worked very hard for the people of St. John's West."