Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) introduced two new members to the Copyright Board on Monday, including the body’s first female vice-chair and CEO. Nathalie Théberge will assume the latter role on October 1 for a five-year term, replacing vice-chairman Claude Majeau. She will lead work and supervise and direct board staff, according to a Monday press release. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said in the release that Théberge’s “leadership, knowledge and expertise will be valuable assets” to the board. Théberge is currently director general of creative marketplace and innovation at Canadian Heritage. At Heritage, she held leadership positions including director general of copyright and international trade, director of international negotiations, and director of copyright policy, planning and research, the release said. She has held a government position at least since 1996, when she was with the Privy Council Office, according to her LinkedIn profile. In the same press release, ISED also announced Adriane Porcin is being appointed to the board. She has a background in copyright law as an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba law school. She was appointed on a four-year term, according to an Order in Council. The Copyright Board is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal that reports to ISED and establishes such things as copyright terms and royalties. “We look forward to completing the membership of the Board in the coming weeks, setting a strong foundation for the Board’s reform and modernization plan,” Bains said in the release.