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The Board of Directors provides strategic stewardship, effective risk management and reporting mechanism as well as monitoring, and supporting the President & CEO while providing direction and support.

The Discover Halifax Board is a governing board and has the fiduciary responsibility to: act honestly; act in good faith; give loyalty; exercise authority within the parameters of the position; disclose conflict of interest; avoid breach of confidence; and, hold in strict confidence all transactions and business affairs of transactions affecting Discover Halifax and its members.

2023-24 Board of Directors

Bagnell Ken

Ken Bagnell

Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic

Brigley Paul

Paul Brigley, Treasurer

VP, Finance and CFO,
Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA)

Cuttel Patty

Patty Cuttell

Halifax Regional Municipality

Ifeanyi Emesih

Ifeanyi Emesih, Secretary

Founder and CEO,
My East Coast Experience Media INC

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Tareq Hadhad

Founder and CEO,
Peace by Chocolate

Haynes Emily

Emily Haynes, Vice-Chair

Executive Director,
Taste of Nova Scotia

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Ross Jefferson, Ex Offico

President and CEO,
Discover Halifax

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Talha Khan

General Manager,
Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth

Town Clock on Citadel Hill

Dean Leland

Oceanstone Resort & Spa, Fo’c’sle Village Pub, Sunroom Restaurant & Inn

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Maggie MacDonald

Executive Director, Parks and Recreation
Halifax Regional Municipality

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Ryan Murphy

Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean

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Chirag Patel

Director of Operations,
Comfort Inn Halifax

Carey Power

Carey Power

General Manager,
Hotel Halifax and Barrington Hotel

Savage Mike

Mayor Mike Savage

Halifax Regional Municipality

Townsend Doug

Doug Townsend, Chair

The Canteen on Portland