|Lee Bragg, Chair of the Board|
Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair of EastLink and its associated telecommunications companies, which include Amtelecom, Coast Cable and Delta Cable
Mr. Bragg attended Mount Allison University and University of New Brunswick. After holding various positions in the Bragg family food business, he moved to cable operations in 1996. Under Bragg's leadership, EastLink has grown to become the fifth largest cable company in Canada, operating from coast to coast. EastLink has been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for four years in a row, while its parent company, the Bragg Group, was named Canada's Family Enterprise of the Year for 2009. A sports enthusiast, Bragg lives in Fall River, Nova Scotia, with his wife Amy and their three sons.
Consultant, Rajah & Tann LLP, Singapore
Mr. Chen's specialty lies in corporate and capital markets, securities and trusts. He is a director of the Bank of Nova Scotia and several other companies. He is on the advisory committees of two overseas universities and two multi-national companies. CJ Chen graduated with LLB (Hons) from the University of Singaport and was awarded the Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par Memorial Prize (1971) by the Singapore Board of Legal Education. He has been admitted to practice in Singapore and Brunei. He was co-author of Euromoney Yearbooks 1984, 1985 and 1986 on securities and legal developments applicable to international and domestic banking in Singapore.
Deputy Minister of Energy, Province of Nova Scotia
Mr. Coolican has held leadership positions in the not-for-profit, government, political and private sectors. He has served as senior vice president at Maritime Life, and vice president at a number of companies including Nova Scotia Power, Corporate Communications Limited and National Sea Products. He was Deputy Minister of Native Affairs in the Government of Ontario and Special Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Robert Stanfield. Mr. Coolican was also executive director of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, an environmental NGO, when it won the Governor General's Conservation Award. He was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy for the Province of Nova Scotia in March 2010.
|Larry Doane, FCA, LLD (Hon)|
Dr. Doane was born and raised in Halifax. He graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1955. In 1957 he become a Chartered Accountant and spent his professional life with Doane Raymond (now Grant Thornton). Dr. Doane specialized in taxation and was chairman of his firm for 14 years. He served on the boards of many community organizations such as the IWK Children's Hospital, United Way, Junior Achievement and the Rotary Club, to name a few. In addition to serving on our Advisory Board, Dr. Doane's service to Dalhousie includes the Alumni Board, the Board of Governors and Chair of the Annual Fund. In 1994 Dr. Doane was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law Degree by Dalhousie.
|Fred S. Fountain, CM, LLD, LLB|
President, The Great Eastern Corporation Ltd., Halifax
Mr. Fountain was born in Truro, Nova Scotia. He holds an AB in French from Dartmouth College and an LLB (1974) from Dalhousie University. Mr. Fountain is a founding partner of the law firm formerly Franklin, Mitton, Fountain and Thompson. He is currently Counsel to the law firm Burke Thompson. He was a Judge and Chairman of Regional Assessment Appeal Court from 1980 to 1989, and has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The Great Eastern Corporation Limited since 1985. Mr. Fountain currently serves as Chancellor of Dalhousie University and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2008. In 2009 he was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia, and received the 2010 Award of Merit from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Ms. Petley-Jones, a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), is from Nova Scotia and was educated at Dalhousie University. She is an executive and board member with deep operations and consulting experience in both corporate strategy and technology and how to align the two. Ms. Petley-Jones owns and has been CEO of two additional companies, PetaData Holdings, Ltd., of Hamilton, Bermuda, and APJ Management Limited, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In PetaData she created a high-performance team focused on information services and telecom. The team that Ann leads includes past senior executives from Global Crossing, Williams Communications, Bell Atlantic/Verizon, Cable & Wireless, GlobeNet and others. That team is now part of EastLink International.
Brian J. Porter
Mr. Porter joined Scotiabank in 1981, and held a variety of management positions, including Deputy Chairman, Scotia Capital, before his appointment as Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank, in 2005, and promoted to Group Head, Risk and Treasury, in 2008. As Group Head, International Banking, since October 2010, he oversees all of the Bank's personal, small business and commercial banking operations in some 50 countries outside Canada. Brian is past Chairman of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) and a Director of the Atlantic Salmon Federation. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.
|Douglas W. Reid, FCA|
KPMG LLP, Regional Managing Partner Atlantic
Mr. Reid is KPMG's Office Managing Partner for Halifax and has over 28 years of accounting, auditing and business advisory experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Dalhousie University. Mr. Reid serves as engagement partner for a number of large clients and has extensive experience with emerging companies as well as large public and private companies that cover a wide range of industries. Mr. Reid also serves as client service partner on many Atlantic clients. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
|Kenneth C. Rowe, CM, LLD, FICD, FCIS|
Chairman and CEO, IMP Group International Ltd.
Dr. Rowe is Executive Chairman of IMP Group International Inc., one of the largest privately owned businesses in Nova Scotia. IMP is focused on global, sustainable growth, with 3,500 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, industrial marine, information technology, hospitality and property development. Dr. Rowe is director and past director of a number of public companies and the recipient of numerous awards including the Order of Canada. In 2009, he was recognized as one of Canada's outstanding visionaries by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. In 2010, he was inducted as Companion to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. In 2002, Dr. Rowe received an Honourary Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University.
Founder and President, Russill and Company, Oakville, Ontario
Mr. Russill is the founder and president of Russill and Company, an Executive Leadership consulting company. He also contracts as an Executive Advisor to PEO, an Executive Peer to Peer membership organization that helps leaders connect and grow their enterprises. Mike was President and CEO of WWF Canada from 2004 to 2008. Under his leadership it increased its revenues by 90%, broadened its conservation reach into Climate Change and Freshwater and became the seventh largest country organization in the WWF International enterprise. He graduated from Ryerson in Business Administration and completed the University of Western Ontario's Executive Program and the University of Michigan's Human Resources Executive Program.
|Allan C. Shaw, CM, LLD|
Chairman, The Shaw Group
Mr. Shaw was born in Halifax. He earned his BSc from Dalhousie University and MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is Chairman of The Shaw Group. In 2001 he was named Atlantic Entrepreneur of the Year; in 2002 he was inducted into the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame; in 2004 he was an honoree at the Public Policy Forums 17th Annual Testimonial Dinner in Toronto. Mr. Shaw is a Member of the Order of Canada and has received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University.
President and CEO, Unique Solutions Design Ltd.
Ms. Shaw, as founder and President of Unique Solutions Design Ltd., has spent her career providing strategic solutions to many aspects of "individuality" and "fit". Her technically savvy nature and sharp business acumen have resulted in the development of numerous products and applications that provide both resolutions and revolutions, related to body measurement and body data. Tanya is honoured to be a member of the 2010 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. Tanya attended Dalhousie University's internationally recognized Costume Studies Design Program, graduating in 1991.