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Board of Director

Ian Thompson


Executive-in-Residence - Cox & Palmer

Ian is Executive-in-Residence at the Halifax office of the regional law firm Cox & Palmer. He’s former associate publisher at The Chronicle Herald, a former deputy minister of economic development in Nova Scotia, former senior representative in Ottawa for Nova Scotia, former owner of MT&L Public Affairs and he worked for two major energy utilities. He’s an accredited graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and he’s an honourary degree recipient from Dalhousie University. He has served on the boards of multiple not-for-profit organizations and business development agencies and currently sits on the boards of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Genome Atlantic and Tourism Nova Scotia. He is national chair of a $15 million campaign for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.


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