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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

Townsend Doug

Doug Townsend, Chair

The Canteen on Portland

Haynes Emily

Emily Haynes, Vice-Chair

Executive Director,
Taste of Nova Scotia

Brigley Paul

Paul Brigley, Treasurer of the Board

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

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Ross Jefferson, Ex Offico

President and CEO,
Discover Halifax

Carey Power

Carey Power

General Manager,
Hotel Halifax and Barrington Hotel

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Chirag Patel

Director of Operations,
Comfort Inn Halifax

Ifeanyi Emesih

Ifeanyi Emesih

Founder and CEO,
My East Coast Experience Media INC

Bagnell Ken

Ken Bagnell

Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic

Town Clock on Citadel Hill

Maggie MacDonald

Executive Director, Parks and Recreation
Halifax Regional Municipality

Megan Delaney

Megan Delaney

Director of People and Culture,
Events East

Savage Mike

Mayor Mike Savage

Halifax Regional Municipality

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Patty Cuttell

Halifax Regional Municipality

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Ryan Murphy

Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean

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Talha Khan

General Manager,
Delta Hotels by Marriott Dartmouth

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Tareq Hadhad

Chief Executive Officer,
Peace by Chocolate