The Board of Directors for Discover Halifax is composed of fifteen (15) members: eight (8) members from the general membership; two (2) prescribed by Bylaw 5.05 and five (5) appointed Directors including:

(i)     The Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality or a designate;

(ii)    An individual appointed by the Council of the Halifax Regional Municipality

(iii)   The Chief Administrative Officer of the Halifax Regional Municipality, or a designate;

(iv)   The President of the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, or a designate;

(v)    The Chief Executive Officer of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency or a designate

Bylaw 5.05: Two (2) positions on the Board of Directors shall be elected from members who provide accommodation services outside the current districts 7 and 8 of the Halifax Regional Municipality.  One (1) position is reserved for a facility that has between 20 and 99 rooms and one (1) position is reserved for a facility that has 20+ rooms.

2019-2020 Discover Halifax Board of Directors

Jeff Ransome, Chair of the Board

General Manager, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront


Board Committee(s): Executive and Governance

Jennifer Angel, Vice-Chair of the Board

President & Chief Executive Officer, Develop Nova Scotia


Board Committee(s): Executive

David Clark, Secretary of the Board

General Manager, Atlantica Hotel Halifax


Board Committee(s): Executive

Paul Brigley, Treasurer of the Board

Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Halifax International Airport Authority


Board Committee(s): Executive and Finance, Audit & Risk

Roberta Dexter Robidoux, CMM

President, Strategic Meeting Designs


Board Committee(s): Governance – Chair, and Executive

Ross Jefferson, Ex Officio

President & Chief Executive Officer, Discover Halifax


Board Committee(s): Executive, Governance and Finance, Audit & Risk

Denise Schofield

Director of Parks & Recreation, Halifax

Doug Townsend

Co-Owner, The Canteen on Portland


Board Committee(s): Governance

Ina Rivard

Owner/Operator, Atlantic Splash Adventure

Kathy Perrier

General Manager, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax-Bedford


Board Committee(s): Finance, Audit & Risk

Ken Bagnell

President, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic

Lisa Blackburn

City Councillor, Halifax

Michele Saran

Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Nova Scotia

Mike Savage

Mayor, Halifax

Ryan Murphy

President/Owner, Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean and Bread & Better Small Business Solutions Inc.

Susan Wilson

President/Partner, Oceanstone Seaside Resort


Board Committee(s): Governance