September 5, 2017
Three appointments were announced today, Sept. 5, to Tourism Nova Scotia’s board of directors.
Yarmouth businesswoman and president of ITG Information Management Inc., Irene d’Entremont, has been appointed chair of the board. Ms. d’Entremont has been serving as interim chair since Ben Cowan-Dewar stepped down in March to lead the board of Destination Canada. Ms. d’Entremont has served as vice-chair of Tourism Nova Scotia and the former Nova Scotia Tourism Agency since 2012.
Ian Thompson, Halifax businessman and a former deputy minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism, has been appointed vice-chair. Mr. Thompson has been a member of Tourism Nova Scotia’s board since 2015, and is now chair of the governance committee.
Nathalie Megann, vice-president of investor relations and corporate affairs at Chorus Aviation Inc., Dartmouth, has been appointed to the board as a director.
“Tourism is an important part of Nova Scotia’s economic growth strategy and I’d like to congratulate these individuals on their appointments,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia. “I look forward to working with these experienced and skilled business leaders to advance new and creative ideas, create positive results for the industry and generate more opportunity for young Nova Scotians.”
“I’m thrilled to be helping to direct Tourism Nova Scotia’s efforts in attracting more first time, higher-spending visitors to the province,” said Ms. d’Entremont. “As chair of the board, I am looking forward to continuing to work with the board to help accomplish the industry’s goal to reach $4 billion in tourism revenue by 2024.”