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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.

Executive Committee

  • George Malec - Board Chair, Vice President Business Development & Operations, Halifax Port Authority
  • Marie Houde - Vice Chair, Director Business Development, CN
  • Todd Protheroe - Treasurer, Director of Logistics, Clearwater Seafood Inc.

Voting Members

  • Richard Butts - CAO, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Joyce Carter - Past Chair, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Nancy Conrad - Senior Vice President Policy, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
  • Ron Hanlon - President & CEO, Halifax Partnership
  • Doug McRae - Chief Operating Officer, Gateway Facilities Inc.
  • Karen Oldfield - President & CEO, Halifax Port Authority
  • Captain Sidney Hynes - Executive Chairman, Oceanex
  • Steve Snider - General Manager & CEO, Halifax Harbour Bridges
  • Jerry Staples - Vice President Air Service Marketing & Development, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Dr. Joshua Leon - Dean of Engineering, Dalhousie University
  • Bernard Prevost - COO, I.H. Mathers
  • President & CEO, Destination Halifax


Non-Voting Members


  • Peter Hogan - Vice President Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Paul LaFleche - Deputy Minister NS Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
  • Ann Mowatt - Regional Director General for the Atlantic Region, Transport Canada
  • Kyle Schmeisser - Director Trade Development, Nova Scotia Business Inc.