For The Position of Director

Joe Dunford, P. Eng.

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Candidate's Statement

Since graduation, I have worked in both private industry and the public service.  I have spent much of my career in the Healthcare industry and am currently with government in an executive role.  I have previous board experience with other organizations.  I believe my strength is my ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and build consensus with others. 


  • Memorial University – Masters of Engineering (2011)
  • Memorial University – Bachelor of Engineering (2003)
  • Memorial University – Bachelor of Science (1998)
  • Grand Falls Academy High School – High School Diploma (1993)

Employment Record

  • Assistant Deputy Minister – Transportation & Works (2016 – Present)
  • Eastern Health – Regional Director, Infrastructure Support (2011 – 2016)
  • Eastern Health – Manager, Planning and Engineering (2011)
  • Eastern Health – Project Manager (2010 – 2011)
  • Memorial University (Marine Institute) – Process Engineer (2006 – 2010)
  • Cavendish Farms – Project Engineer (2004 – 2006)

Previous PEGNL Activities

I have attended some family activities over the course of my time as a member of PEGNL.  

Membership in Other Associations, Offices Held, Community Affairs

  • Memorial University – Board of Regents, Chair of Investment Sub-Committee
  • Former Vice-President of Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association
  • Transportation Association of Canada - Member
  • Athletics NorthEAST - Member
  • Former member of Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES)

Other Information

I am an avid runner, and enthusiast of outdoor activities.