Hector Jacques O.C., M.Eng. D. Comm. (Hon.), P. Eng. FEIC, D. Law (Hon.)
Hector Jacques was re-appointed to the position of director of the Halifax Port Authority in May 2018 for a term of three years by the Halifax Regional Municipality. He was elected by the Board as Vice-Chair in October 2015 and then elected as Chair in October 2016. Mr. Jacques comes to this position after having served on the Board of Directors since 2012 including the Human Resources and Compensation Committee; Security, Environment, and Safety Committee; and is the current Chair of the Governance Committee. Mr. Jacques is an accomplished businessman and engineer. He is the former CEO and co-founder of Jacques Whitford. For 37 years, Jacques Whitford was one of the largest engineering firms in Canada. Through Mr. Jacques’ leadership the company expanded and grew to 45 offices across Canada, the United States and around the world. In 2009, Jacques Whitford was acquired by Stantec.
Hector has received numerous awards in recognition of his dedication and contributions to the field of engineering and commitment to the community. In October 2002, the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia presented Hector with its Gold Medal, an award designed to bestow distinction on outstanding engineers in Nova Scotia and to recognize exceptional achievements in the field. In 1996, Hector was named Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year and he was inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame in 2001. Mr. Jacques was made an officer of the Order of Canada in October 2007.
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Thomas J. Hayes ICD.D
Tom Hayes was appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors in June 2014 for a term of three years then reappointed for another 3 year term in April 2017 by the Province of Nova Scotia. He was elected by the Boards as Vice-Chair in October 2016. Mr. Hayes also currently serves on the Governance Committee; Audit Committee; and Seaport Committee.
Mr. Hayes is Managing 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 Hayes 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.
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Mr. David 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. Mr. Cameron has 29 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.
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Ms. Diana Dalton is a lawyer with more than three decades of experience working with consulting firms, governments, and international development agencies in the natural resources sector. She is a former Deputy Minister of Natural Resources in Newfoundland and Labrador, past Chair of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, and was an Interregional Advisor in Natural Resources with the United Nations.
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Carole-Ann Miller is an accomplished CEO with a diverse background in several distinct industries and a proven track record, both nationally and internationally. She 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. 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, a Trustee on the Board of the QEII Hospital and a Director on the Port of Halifax Board, where she is Chair of the Security, Safety and Environment Committee and serves on the Infrastructure & Gateway Committee.
Ms. Miller’s success and business acumen has been acknowledged by numerous awards, including being a 5-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. Miller is currently a doctoral student at the Durham University School of Business in the UK.
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Ms. Anne Soucie is a former chair of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority Board of Directors and a former member of the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Board for the implementation of training for Crown Corporation Administrators. Soucie has vast experience in project management, leadership and human resources management.
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Jim Spatz was appointed May 2016 and reappointed to a three year term in April 2017 by the Government of Canada as the Federal Director to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Spatz also serves on the Governance Committee and Infrastructure & Gateway Committee.
Mr. Spatz is a dedicated business leader and philanthropist. After spending 13 years as a medical doctor, Jim Spatz became Chairman and CEO of Southwest Properties Limited, one of Atlantic Canada’s leading real estate development firms. He has taken on leadership roles in several organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for CJPAC (Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee) and Blue Line Innovations Incorporated. He is a member of the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank Advisory Board and serves as a Life Director of Neptune Theatre. Jim also served on the Board of Governors for Dalhousie University from 2001 – 2015, and served as Board Chair from 2008 – 2014. Jim currently sits on the National Executive Committee for the 2017 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.
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