Commissioner and Staff

Commissioner – Mr. Miller Ayre, CM, BA (Harvard), MBA (McGill), LLD (MUN)
Mr. Miller Ayre has been appointed as the Commissioner for the Hebron Development Application Public Review. The former publisher of The Telegram, Mr. Ayre is a member of the Order of Canada. He is National Vice-Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council and a member of the Advisory Council of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Mr. Ayre served as Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Retail Council of Canada, the Advisory Board of Memorial’s School of Business, the Newfoundland Medicare Commission, and Vice-Chair of The National Theatre School of Canada. He was Director of a number of TSX-listed public companies including Aliant and ResourceCan Limited. He is a former Member of the Economic Council of Canada, the Institute for Research in Public Policy, and the Policy Advisory Committee of the C.D. Howe Institute. Mr. Ayre also served as a member of the St. John’s City Council, Honorary Chair of the Newfoundland Business Hall of Fame and Provincial Chair of the Task Force on Canadian Unity. Mr. Ayre holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from Harvard University, a Masters of Business Administration from McGill University and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Memorial University. He was appointed Hebron Public Review Commissioner on June 24, 2011.


Project Manager – Ed Foran, CMC
Ed has over 30 years of consulting and business experience with offshore petroleum, information technology and telecommunications and various public and private sector clients.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University and is a Certified Management Consultant.  He currently serves on the Board of Atlantic Canada-Certified Management Consultants.


Communications Manager – Shannon Lewis-Simpson, CD, PhD
Shannon Lewis-Simpson is a communications specialist, writer, researcher and editor who has taught language and archaeology at the University of York, York, UK, and Memorial University. As a Bridge Watch Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, she is responsible for the Safety Environmental Management System afloat and ashore. She has recently been appointed Executive Officer of HMCS CABOT.


Executive Assistant – Claudine Murray
Claudine has 15 years of administration experience working in the petroleum industry, with expertise in Occupational Health & Safety, Document Control and Engineering.  Claudine attended the College of the North Atlantic and graduated from Accounting, Business and Computer Administration program.