Board of Directors


The Cape Breton Partnership was formed with the idea of uniting businesses and communities across Cape Breton to drive the economy forward. The Partnership is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from the public and private sectors.


Nominations now being accepted for
2020-2021 Board of Directors

The Cape Breton Partnership is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors.

Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

As Cape Breton Island’s economic development organization, it is highly desirable that the Cape Breton Partnership’s Board of Directors are from diverse sectors with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Requirements to become a member of the Cape Breton Partnership’s Board of Directors include:

  • Commitment to the vision, mission and goals of the Cape Breton Partnership;
  • Serve on the Board and its committees for a three-year term, attend meetings (quarterly Board meetings, one strategic planning session) and represent the Cape Breton Partnership when requested;
  • Demonstrate leadership in the Cape Breton – Unama’ki business community;
  • Provide guidance and direction to the organization based on knowledge and experience; and
  • Be an investor with the Cape Breton Partnership.

Click here to access and download the Nomination Package


2019-2020 Board of Directors

Sandra Killam – Chair
Seaside Wireless Communications Inc.


Steve Parsons – Vice Chair
Eskasoni Corporate Division


Rob Wadden – Treasurer
Grant Thornton


Jennifer MacLeod – Secretary
MacLeod Lorway


Brian Purchase – Executive
Schwartz Furniture


Alex Paul – Past Chair
Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office of Nova Scotia


Allan Eddy
Port Hawkesbury Paper LP


Amanda Mombourquette
Strait Area Chamber of Commerce


Beth Mason
Cape Breton University


Blaire Martell
Lobsters ‘R’ Us Seafood


Dan MacDonald
CBCL Ltd.


Damien Barry
Louisbourg Seafoods


Fred Tilley
Nova Scotia Community College – Marconi Campus


Howie Doiron
Lindsay Construction


James Wooder
JBW Consulting Inc.


Jennifer Martin
Membertou First Nation


Jillian Janega-Connell
Cabot Links


Monica McCarthy
East Coast Credit Union


Osborne Burke
Victoria Co-op Fisheries Ltd.


Paul Breski
Nova Scotia Power


Tracey Boutilier
Vibe Creative Group