Serge LaPalme is now president of the insurance business services division of CGI. He had been president/CEO of Underwriters Adjustment Bureau, which was recently purchased by CGI (NL, Jan. 13/03). BCE Inc. has elected three new members to its board of directors. André Bérard is chair of the National Bank of Canada; ex-federal Cabinet minister Ed Lumley is vice-chair of BMO Nesbitt Burns; and Thomas O’Neill is the former chair of PwC Consulting. Current directors Ted Newall and Guy Saint-Pierre will not stand for re-election. Doug Kirk, who retired as managing director of investment and corporate banking at BMO Nesbitt Burns, is on the board of Persona Inc. SaskTel president/CEO Donald Ching has left the board. Aliant Inc. subsidiary Innovatia has appointed Trina Mullen as chief learning officer. She worked for 17 years at Nortel Networks Corp., most recently as VP knowledge services. Jim Meenan has been named chair of the board of Datawire Communication Networks Inc. The telecom veteran is best remembered for his role as president/CEO of AT&T Canada from 1995 until 2000. BCE Inc. chair Richard Currie has been elected to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. Joining him in the honour are former Slocan Forest Products executive Ike Barber; the late John Bassett, Baton Broadcasting chair; Oxford Frozen Foods chair John Bragg; and the late William Mercer, founder of the eponymous consulting firm. Obituaries Bruce Lyons, a member of the board of governors of ITAC and vice chair of Smart Toronto Technology Alliance, died in Burlington ON on January 19. The 63-year-old is survived by his wife Marg and a son and a daughter. Harold Clarke died in Burlington ON on January 8. The 92-year-old, who began his career at the Post and Telegraphs Department in the Dominion of Newfoundland and ended as GM of CN Telecommunications, is survived by his wife Kathleen and five children.