Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) introduced two new members to the Copyright Board on Monday, including the body\u2019s first female vice-chair and CEO. Nathalie Th\u00e9berge 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 Th\u00e9berge\u2019s \u201cleadership, knowledge and expertise will be valuable assets\u201d to the board. Th\u00e9berge 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. \u201cWe look forward to completing the membership of the Board in the coming weeks, setting a strong foundation for the Board\u2019s reform and modernization plan,\u201d Bains said in the release.