Halifax Partnership Celebrates the Power of Innovation and Immigration

Posted: June 26, 2019

The Halifax Partnership held its Annual General Meeting today at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 with over 230 investors, business leaders and community members in attendance. The AGM celebrated the Power of Immigration and Innovation and formally introduced Wendy Luther, the Partnership’s new President & CEO.

“Halifax is a dynamic and growing city, and the Partnership has been a key player in its economic growth and momentum,” says Luther. “I look forward to working with Halifax’s incredible business community, and our investors and partners to do what the Partnership does best – selling Halifax as an ideal location for business and talent, and helping our companies and city grow and succeed.”

The Halifax Partnership is working with its investors, partners, and the community towards Halifax’s ambitious vision of growing the city’s population to 550,000 and its GDP to $30 billion by 2031.

The Annual General Meeting, led by Board Chair, Rob L’Esperance, included the appointment of the 2019-20 Board of Directors as well as remarks from Wendy Luther, Halifax Partnership President & CEO, Mayor Mike Savage, Halifax Regional Municipality, and Mohammed AlGermozi, CEO of Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc.

Wendy Luther joined Halifax Partnership on June 3, 2019. Her 17 years of experience in leadership positions representing Nova Scotia nationally and internationally is an outstanding asset to the Partnership as it continues to build upon the positive indicators that are driving success in our city.

Halifax Partnership is governed by a 18-member Board of Directors representing a diverse cross section of Halifax business, government and community leaders.

Members of the 2019-20 Board of Directors:

  • Ron L’Esperance, Group ATN, Chair of the Board
  • Rob Carruthers, Deloitte, Vice Chair of the Board (newly appointed)
  • Beste Alpargun, Seamark Asset Management Ltd.
  • Donna Alteen, Time + Space Media
  • Cory Bell, Lindsay Construction
  • Margaret Brigley, Narrative Research
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, Cox & Palmer (newly appointed)
  • Monica Foster, Nova Scotia Community College (newly appointed)
  • April Howe, NS Public Service Commission
  • Hector Jacques, OC, Halifax Port Authority
  • Winston Morton, SimpTek Inc.
  • Chris Ronald, RBC

Representing Halifax Regional Council

  • Shawn Cleary, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Waye Mason, Halifax Regional Municipality

Observers to the Board

  • Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Jacques Dubé, Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Chuck Maillet, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • Captain (N) D.E. Mazur, CD, Maritime Forces Atlantic

Download the Halifax Partnership’s 2018-19 Annual Report.

Media Contact:
Alison Gillan, APR
Vice President, Marketing, Public Relations & Communications
Halifax Partnership

[email protected]



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