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Board of Directors

The Halifax Gateway Council receives guidance and direction from a Board of Directors consisting of senior executives from industry and government.

Voting Members

  • Wesley Armour, President and CEO, Armour Transportation Systems
  • Richard Butts, CAO, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Joyce Carter, Vice President Finance, CFO & CSO, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Nancy Conrad, Senior Vice President Policy, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
  • Marie Houde, Director Business Development, CN
  • Paul Kent, President & CEO, Greater Halifax Partnership
  • Patricia Lyall, President and CEO, Destination Halifax
  • George Malec, Vice President Business Development & Operations, Halifax Port Authority
  • Doug McRae, Chief Operating Officer, Gateway Facilities ULC
  • Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority
  • Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Captain Sidney Hynes, Executive Chairman, Oceanex
  • Steve Snider, General Manager and CEO, Halifax Harbor Bridges

Non-Voting Members

  • Marc Fortin, Regional Director General for the Atlantic Region, Transport Canada
  • Peter Hogan, Vice President Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Paul LaFleche, Deputy Minister NS Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
  • Kyle Schmeisser, Director, Account Management, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
  • David Oxner, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Gateway Secretariat


Joyce Carter 

Joyce Carter, Chair of the Board
Letter from the Chair »

Preparing for Growth
Message from the Chair of the Board 

Halifax’s strategic location and infrastructure, combined with the collaborative approach of our Gateway partners, is driving its economic competitiveness.  Operating under a single banner, the Halifax Gateway efficiently delivers a multimodal transportation system that moves thousands of people and tonnes of cargo every day.

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