- Hector Jacques O.C., Chair
- Thomas J. Hayes ICD.D, Vice-Chair
- André M. Boudreau, CPA, CA, Director
- David Cameron, Director
- Diana Dalton, Director
- Carole-Ann Miller, Director
- Jim Spatz, Director
- Kate Sullivan, Corporate Secretary
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. He is the current Chair of the Governance Committee and sits on the HR & Compensation, Risk Management, and Infrastructure Committees. 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 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 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.
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André M. Boudreau, CPA, CA
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.
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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, 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.
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Diana Dalton is a lawyer with more than three decades of experience working globally with consulting firms, governments, and international development agencies in the natural resources sector. She has extensive experience in initiating new policies, laws and administrative procedures in many countries as well as international experience in stakeholder relations. 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.
She is a graduate of Acadia, McMaster and Dalhousie Universities and has completed the Fundamentals of Governance course at Queen’s University.
Ms. Dalton is President of the Dartmouth Work Activity Society and a Director of the Halifax Port Authority where she is Chair of the Human Relations & Compensation Committee and a member of the Risk Management Committee as well as the Seaport Committee. She is a volunteer for a number organizations including as a Tutor for refugees and immigrants in the English Language Learning program of the Halifax Library system.
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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.
She currently serves on HPA’s Governance Committee; Infrastructure Committee; and is Chair of the Risk Management Committee.
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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 Audit Committee and is Chair of the Infrastructure 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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Kate brings over 30 years experience to Halifax Port Authority, 20 of which have been working with and serving boards in municipal, provincial and federal governments. She is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University with Certificates in Management and Human Resource Management.
As an active volunteer and community leader, Kate served most recently as Chair of Engage Mainland North; Founder of Clayton Park Neighbourhood Watch program; and Board Member with Otter Lake Community Monitoring Committee, appointed by HRM Council. She was recognized with a volunteer award for serving Mainland North; and, in May 2017 was awarded a Volunteer of the Year award by both the Municipality and the Province.
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