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Halifax Gateway Holds 2011 Annual General Meeting

Thu June 9, 2011

Today, the Halifax Gateway Council (HGC) held its Annual General Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to appoint the Board, approve financial statements, and to appoint the auditors.

Joyce Carter, Vice President Finance, CFO and CSO, Halifax International Airport Authority was unanimously re-appointed for another term as Chair of the Halifax Gateway Council. “I am honoured,” said Carter. She added, “It is a privilege to work with such a talented group of leaders all of whom are committed to collectively growing our region.”

At the meeting, the following Board Members were appointed:

  • Wesley Armour, President & CEO, Armour Transportation Group
  • Paul Brigley, CFO, Halterm Container Terminal Limited
  • 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
  • Steven Christiansen, President, Gateway Facilities ULC
  • David Darrow, Deputy Minister, Transportation Infrastructure and Renewal
  • Ashley Dinning, President & CEO, Halterm Container Terminal Limited
  • Michel Doiron, Regional Director General – Atlantic Region, Transport Canada
  • John Hamblin, President & CEO, Clarke IT Solutions Inc.
  • Kevin Hamm, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Gateway Secretariat
  • Francois Hebert, Vice President Network Strategies, CN
  • Peter Hogan, A/Vice President Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Captain Sidney Hynes, Executive Chairman, Oceanex Inc.
  • Paul Kent, President & CEO, Greater Halifax Partnership
  • Stephen Lund, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
  • Pat Lyall, President & CEO, Destination Halifax
  • Karen Oldfield, President & CEO, Halifax Port Authority
  • Tom Ruth, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority
  • Steve Snider, General Manager & CEO, Halifax Harbour Bridges

Paul Kent, President and CEO, Greater Halifax Partnership and an HGC Board Member noted that “In the past year the Halifax Gateway had tremendous accomplishments. The highlights include: announced extension of the main runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, a 5.7% rise in air cargo, marine container cargo growth of 25%, record cruise season with over 260,000 passengers visiting Halifax and $100 million worth of investment upgrades at the two container terminals in Halifax.”

He added, “I look forward to working under Joyce’s leadership on key initiatives that will grow the Halifax Gateway for the betterment of the entire region.”

The Greater Halifax Partnership, the economic growth organization for Halifax provides day-to-day management of the HGC. Nancy Phillips, the Partnership’s Director of Business Development acts as the Executive Director of the Council.

About the Halifax Gateway Council

Established in 2004, the HGC provides a forum for transportation stakeholders in the Halifax region to work collectively to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of goods and passenger movements through Atlantic Canada’s primary gateway. Its vision is to be the preferred eastern Gateway for North America.

About the Halifax Gateway

The strategically located Halifax Gateway saves time, money and frustration when moving goods and people. It offers advanced multi-modal transportation and logistics, exceptional service and easy access between North America and the globe. The Halifax Gateway encompasses the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the international Port of Halifax, 2 Post-Panamax container terminals, CN Rail, a strong logistics and warehousing sector and excellent class 1 highway infrastructure.

Media Inquiries

Members of the media with inquiries about the Halifax Gateway can contact:

Nancy Phillips
Executive Director

(902) 490-6003