FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA – February 26, 2019 – Professional Quality Assurance Ltd (“PQA”) is excited to announce the addition of Susan Holt to the leadership team as Vice President, Strategy and Communications.

“(Founder) Keith McIntosh’s vision to bring meaningful technology work to a network of Indigenous teams in communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast inspires me. I’m eager to join the excellent teams at PQA and PLATO, and to work with their impressive clients on this ground-breaking model.” says Holt.

PQA was created in 1997 and has grown to become Canada’s leading independent solutions provider for software testing and quality assurance. With over 100 employees from Vancouver to Halifax, it is headquartered in Fredericton, NB. In 2015, McIntosh saw an opportunity to solve three challenges with one solution. With a shortage of trained software testers, client demands across Canada and systemic barriers to employment for Indigenous people, he created PLATO Testing and began training and employing Aboriginal testers. Now, teams of Indigenous testers are working in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick providing world-class testing services to clients across Canada and beyond, and to Fortune 100 companies like Suncor, TD and Fortis.

“PQA and PLATO are entering a new phase of growth, and I am thrilled to have Susan’s experience and energy join our mission to deliver exceptional technology services while making a lasting social impact in Canada.” says McIntosh.


Susan Holt
VP, Strategy & Communications
231 Regent Street, Suite 301
Fredericton, NB, E3B 3W8
(506) 455-7734 office / (506) 238-0583 mobile 

Twitter: @pqatesting, @platotesting