- Thomas J. Hayes, Chair
- Carole-Ann Moran-Miller, Vice-Chair
- Michelle Awad, QC, Director
- André M. Boudreau, CPA, CA, Director
- David Cameron, Director
- Deanna Furlotte, Director
Thomas J. Hayes
Tom Hayes was appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors in June 2014 for a term of three years, reappointed for a second three–year term in April 2017 by the Province of Nova Scotia and a third in June 2020. He was elected by the Board as Vice-Chair in October 2016 and elected Chair in September 2019.
Mr. Hayes is a Director of Pelorus Venture Capital Ltd., a regional venture capital fund focused on Atlantic Canada. He brings over 45 years of managerial and senior executive experience in the private, public and volunteer sectors to the Halifax Port Authority.
During the 1980s, Mr. Hayes served as President of Atlantic Ventures Trust, an institutional private venture capital fund for Atlantic Canada. As CEO of Atlantic Fish Specialties Ltd., from 1987 to 1997, Mr. Hayes led Atlantic Fish Specialties Ltd. through a major restructuring resulting in the company being recognized as a top small business in Canada and winning the prestigious Canada Award for Business Excellence. He was recognized as a winner in the Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Mr. Hayes also served as Chief of Staff in the Office of Premier for Nova Scotia.
An active community volunteer, Tom is a member of the Board of the Lunenburg Academy Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), a Director of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, a Governor of St. Francis Xavier University, Chair of the Halifax-Dartmouth Port Development Commission, a Director and Secretary of the Marine Hotel Association, and Vice-Chair for Tall Ships 2000. He is also a past member of the NS Provincial Council, the Boy Scouts of Canada, the Board of Junior Achievement of PEI and a member of Big Brothers of Moncton, NB.
Carole-Ann Moran-Miller is an accomplished CEO with a diverse background in several distinct industries and a proven track record, both nationally and internationally. She was appointed to the Board of Directors for a three-year term in May 2017 and was elected Vice-Chair in September 2019. She was reappointed for a second three-year term in February 2021.
Ms. Moran-Miller is currently President/CEO of Camsa Inc., a leading Canadian technology-enabled financial services company that she co-founded. Since 2001, Camsa has provided innovative financial solutions to over 900 clients selling goods and services to over 1500 buyers in 40 countries.
Ms. Moran-Miller possesses over 25 years of international finance and trade experience and has served as a Director on several boards. She is currently a member of the board of St. Mary’s Sobey School of Business, and serves as a Trustee on the Board of the QEII Hospital. In addition to her duties as Vice-Chair of the HPA Board of Directors, she is also Chair of the Risk Management Committee and serves on the Infrastructure & Gateway, HR, and Governance Committees.
Ms. Moran-Miller’s success and business acumen has been acknowledged by numerous awards, including being a five-time recipient of the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO award, a member of Top CEO Hall of Fame and was recently recognized by Bank of Montreal for Outstanding Innovation and Growth. Ms. Moran-Miller is currently a 3rd year doctoral student at the Durham University School of Business in the UK.
Michelle Awad, QC
Ms. Michelle Awad, QC, has been appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors as a Municipal Director for a term of three years. Michelle Awad is a senior partner in the regional law firm, McInnes Cooper. She is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Ms. Awad practices throughout Atlantic Canada in the areas of commercial litigation and arbitration, products liability, securities, risk management, shareholder disputes, defamation, commercial insurance and bonding, and disability and life insurance underwriting and claims.
André M. Boudreau, CPA, CA
André Boudreau was appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors in July 2019. Mr. Boudreau is a CPA and a member of the Institutes of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Mr. Boudreau was an assurance partner and with PwC for over 37 years who recently retired as a partner of the firm. As a PwC partner, he was the engagement leader on various public companies, subsidiaries of international companies, a large number of family-owned enterprises, public-sector organizations, not-for-profit and charities in Atlantic Canada. He led the East Coast Energy Practice and the Private Company Services in Halifax with PwC. He is currently the CEO of ForwardFocus Consulting Inc.
In this role with PwC, Mr. Boudreau dealt with a variety of companies and organizations in various industries including Oil and Gas, fisheries, mining, renewable energy, rate regulated organizations, transportation, transhipment, marine supply companies, construction, fabrication, tourism, manufacturing, distribution and real estate. Mr. Boudreau has assisted in the preparation of feasibility studies, viability assessments and business plans for a number of large scale infrastructure and development projects in Atlantic Canada. He also assisted and advised on the development of the Offshore Royalty Regimes for certain provinces and the federal government. He currently provides business advisory and business coaching to a number of privately-owned companies.
Mr Boudreau has been involved with a significant number of public and private company boards over his career, and currently is a director with Family Business Association –Atlantic and Alderney Landing Association Group of related associations and on a number of advisory boards for family-owned companies.
David Cameron was appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors in May 2017 for a two-year term and was reappointed for a three–year term in July 2019. Mr. Cameron is a senior partner and former managing partner of Burchells LLP. Currently, he serves on the Board of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association, a lawyer led not-for-profit that provides insurance and financial products to members of Canada’s legal community, and chairs its audit committee. He also is a member of the Board of the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities. Mr. Cameron has over 30 years’ experience practicing law in the area of insurance defence, labour and employment issues, and commercial suits. He also provides advice to self-governing professions and clients on public policy or governance matters. He serves on HPA’s Governance Committee, HR & Compensation Committee, and is Chair of the Audit Committee.
Ms. Deanna Furlotte is a senior executive with over 15 years experience developing business, strategic and financial insight in multiple business settings. She has extensive experience delivering profitable services to the not-for-profit sector. She was appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors for a three-year term in February 2021.
Ms. Furlotte is Chief Operating Officer for Over The Edge Global, a special events company that provides signature fundraising events for non-profit organizations throughout North America. Prior to that, Ms. Furlotte was a manager with Gray & Associates Recruitment Services, looking after business development and account management in the London, England office. She has also worked as a Branch Manager with Kelly Services in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Sales Development Consultant with Wells Fargo Financial across the United States and Canada.