Halifax Partnership Reports on 2022-23 Results & Elects New Board at Today's Annual General Meeting

Posted: June 29, 2023

Halifax Partnership held its 2023 Annual General Meeting today at the Westin Nova Scotian with over 100 Investors, business leaders, and community members in attendance.

The Partnership shared results and achievements from 2022-2023 and announced its 2023-2024 Board of Directors and its 2023-2024 Emerging Leaders and Innovators Advisory Board. Over the past year, Halifax Partnership worked with its private, public, and post-secondary Investors and partners to support over 500 businesses and 400 newcomers and post-secondary graduates in growing and succeeding in Halifax.

“Halifax Partnership is leading our city into a new era of prosperity, working in collaboration with our more than 100 Investors and our strong network of local, national, and international partners,” says Wendy Luther, President and CEO, Halifax Partnership. “Together, we settle for nothing less than a vibrant, successful, and inclusive Halifax that benefits all residents, businesses, and communities.”

The annual general meeting showcased local businesses and organizations supporting sustainable growth in Halifax. Speakers included: Don Bureaux, President of the Nova Scotia Community College, who spoke about the recently launched CEO Climate Action Charter and NSCC’s role in climate action; Dr. Will Burt, Chief Ocean Scientist with Planetary Technologies; and Liam Cook, Owner of Navigate Energy.

The Annual General Meeting, led by Cory Bell, Chair of the Board, included the election of the 2023-2024 Board of Directors and the 2023-24 Emerging Leaders and Innovators Advisory Board. Halifax Partnership is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors representing a diverse cross-section of Halifax business, government, and community leaders, whose work is informed by an 11-member advisory board.

“As Halifax moved through recovery from the pandemic into a year of significant economic growth, Halifax Partnership kept its attention focused on building a prosperous, growing Halifax that puts the well-being of people and planet first,” says Cory Bell, Chair of the Halifax Partnership Board and President and CEO of Lindsay Construction. “As both Board Chair and an Investor in Halifax Partnership, I see firsthand the value of the Partnership’s work, and I encourage business leaders with innovative ideas and a passion for Halifax to be part of building its future.”

Members of the 2023-2024 Board of Directors

• Cory Bell – Board Chair; President & CEO, Lindsay Construction

• Donna Alteen – Board Vice Chair; CEO, Time & Space Media Ltd.

• Alice Aiken – Vice President, Research & Innovation, Dalhousie University

• Sarah Buckle – Partner, Deloitte

• Carrie Cussons - President & CEO, Events East Group

• Patrick Fitzgerald – Partner, Cox & Palmer

• Andrea Forbes-Hurley - Managing Partner, KBRS

• Mike Johnston - Founder & CEO, REDspace

• David Landrigan - General Counsel & Vice President, Business Development, Emera Newfoundland and Labrador

• Nicola Ray Smith – Senior Vice President, Atlantic Region, Scotiabank

• Vinita Savani - RBC Regional President, Atlantic Canada, RBC

• Anita Swamy – Senior Vice President, Operations, Medavie Blue Cross

Representing Halifax Regional Council:

• Waye Mason – Councillor, District 7, Halifax Regional Municipality

• Cathy Deagle-Gammon – Councillor, District 1, Halifax Regional Municipality

Observers to the Board:

• Mike Savage - Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality

• Cathie O’Toole – Chief Administrative Officer, Halifax Regional Municipality

• Scot Farmer – Deputy Minister, Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development

• Chuck Maillet – Vice President, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

• Captain Andy MacKenzie - Base Commander, Maritime Forces Atlantic

Members of the 2023-24 Emerging Leaders and Innovators Advisory Board

• Katie Newcombe – Advisory Board Chair; Manager, Organizational Development, Davis Pier Consulting

• Rilla Banks - Lawyer, Municipal Group of Companies

• Peter Gale - Chief Commercial Officer, ReelData, A.I.

• Alyssa Hill - Senior Manager, KPMG

• Tianshu Huang - Director, Data Science, Climative

• Sharon Ishimwe - Executive Director, MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning

• Jeff Kielbratowski - Co-founder, Harbr

• Stephanie Langille - Commercial Account Manager, RBC

• Mitchell MacLellan - Wealth Management Consultant, Owens MacFadyen Group

• Nicole MacNeil - Manager, Talent Management, Irving Shipbuilding, Inc.

• Elizabeth Smith - Alexander Keith’s Brewery Sales Manager, Labat Breweries of Canada

Download the Halifax Partnership’s
2022-23 Annual Report.

Media Contact:

Alison Gillan, APR

Vice President, Marketing, PR & Communications

Halifax Partnership


[email protected]



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