COVE Board of Directors Grows

The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) has recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors.

The new board members include Mark Jollymore, President of Innovasea Systems Inc., Melanie Nadeau, Director, Strategic Initiatives of Emera, Aubrey Palmeter, President & CEO of East Point Engineering, Denise Pothier, Vice President of Practice Services and Vice President of Indigenous Relations of Stantec, and Ken Walker, President of PGS Consulting.

Finishing their term on the board are Janet MacMillan, Senior Counsel at NATIONAL Public Relations, and Mike Roberts, Chief Human Resources Officer of Emera, Inc.

The expertise of the new members ranges from the energy sector, analytics, to defence and sustainability. The new board members bring with them a depth of knowledge and wealth of industry experience to further the collaboration and innovation happening at COVE.

We are pleased to welcome Mark, Melanie, Denise, Ken and Aubrey to the COVE Board. The new board members represent a significant step in broadening COVE’s commitment to propelling the ocean economy in Nova Scotia and across Canada,” said Jim King, Chair of the Board. “COVE will benefit greatly from their perspective and expertise. We thank Janet and Mike for their support and significant guidance in shaping COVE as a world-recognized hub for ocean technology.”

Completing the COVE Board of Directors are:

Alice Aiken, Vice-President Research and Innovation at Dalhousie University

Don Bureaux, President of Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Tony Chedrawy, President and CEO of MetOcean Telemetrics

Sandra Greer, NS Power Board Member and former CEO of Vemco

Jim Hanlon, CEO of COVE

Jim King, Vice Admiral (Ret’d), President CFN Consultants (Atlantic) Inc.

Lucia MacIsaac, President and CEO of LearnCorp International

John Newton, Managing Director of Fleetway Inc.

Anthony Patterson, President and CEO of Virtual Marine Technology

Sarah Simpson, Manager, Value Proposition and Communications at Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Ian Thompson, Executive in Residence at Cox & Palmer

Wendy Watson-Wright, CEO of Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)

Paul Yeatman, President of GeoSpectrum Technologies, President of OTCNS