Koughan, Michele CPA, CMA, MBA
Michele was named Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture in April 2023. Prior to that, she served as deputy minister of fisheries and communities since February 2022.
Michele has worked in various financial service roles within the public service since she started at the Worker’s Compensation Board in 2004. In 2009 she joined the Provincial Government and has worked in progressively responsible financial positions starting in the Department of Social Development and Housing and then as both Manager of Finance & Administration and Director of Finance & Corporate Services for Environment, Energy and Climate Action and most recently as the Director of Finance and Corporate Services for the Department of Justice and Public Safety.
Michele holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Prince Edward Island, a Masters in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant.