Board of Directors


Click here for Board Competencies and to read the nomination criteria.

Please note that nominations to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted.

For more information, please contact Colin Bustard, Director of Finance and Administration at or (902) 481-1232


Our Chamber by-laws are reviewed every three years by the Halifax Chamber’s Human Resource and Governance Committee to ensure they are current and relevant. Any revisions are approved by members at our Annual General Meeting in the Spring.

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce By-Laws are available to download in PDF format by: Approved By-Laws 2016

For more information on the Board and our By-Laws, please contact Colin J. Bustard, Director of Finance & Administration at 902-481-1232


Carol MacMillan<

Carol MacMillan

  • The Shaw Group
  • Chair of the Board
Mark Fraser<

Mark Fraser

  • T4G
  • Vice Chair of the Board
Robert Batherson <

Robert Batherson

  • colour
  • Immediate Past Chair of the Board


Lori Barton <

Lori Barton

  • Beaumont Advisors Limited
Paul Bent<

Paul Bent

  • Retired Partner, Grant Thornton
Don Bureaux<

Don Bureaux

  • Nova Scotia Community College
Level Chan <

Level Chan

  • Stewart McKelvey
Margaret Chapman<

Margaret Chapman

  • Corporate Research Associates
Sreejata Chatterjee<

Sreejata Chatterjee

  • LeadSift Inc.
  • Co-Founder & Head of Product
Robert Dean<

Robert Dean

Cynthia Dorrington<

Cynthia Dorrington

  • Vale & Associates Human Resource Management and Consulting Inc.
Saeed El-Darahali<

Saeed El-Darahali

  • SimplyCast
Gavin MacDonald<

Gavin MacDonald

  • Cox & Palmer
Jamie O'Neill<

Jamie O'Neill

  • Uprise Consulting
Mark Sidebottom <

Mark Sidebottom

  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Patrick Sullivan<

Patrick Sullivan

  • Halifax Chamber of Commerce
  • President & CEO
Captain(N) Sutherland<

Captain(N) Sutherland

  • Maritime Forces Atlantic
Michele Williams <

Michele Williams

  • Grant Thornton LLP


Francis Fares<

Francis Fares

  • Fares Inc.
  • Past Chair of the Board, 2014-15
Andrew Boswell <

Andrew Boswell

  • Nova Communications
  • Past Chair of the Board, 2013-14
Paula Gallagher<

Paula Gallagher

  • Deloitte
  • Past Chair of the Board, 2012-13
Ian Penny<

Ian Penny

  • Commercial Banking, CIBC
  • Past Chair of the Board, 2011-12
Jeff Forbes<

Jeff Forbes

  • Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette
  • Past Chair of the Board, 2010-11
Bruce Russell<

Bruce Russell

  • McInnes Cooper
  • Past Chair of the Board, 2009-10