Laurel C. Broten
President & Chief Executive Officer
Broten is President and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc., the business
development agency for the province of Nova Scotia and is a former Bay
street lawyer, Ontario Cabinet Minister, public policy expert, advocate
and mother of 9 year old twin boys, Zachary and Ryan.
earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree from
McMaster University, followed by a juris doctorate from the University
of Western Ontario. Upon graduation, Laurel was selected as a law clerk
to Madam Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Laurel has extensive experience in cluster economic development and job
creation with positive impact on creative industries, food processing
as well as the green energy and clean tech sectors.
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Chief Operating Officer
MacAskill is the Chief Operating Officer at NSBI responsible for
Financing, Regional Business Development, Investment Attraction and
Export Development. Peter joined
NSBI in 2002, with responsibility
for implementing a compliance and risk management program.
this, he spent eight years with TD Waterhouse in Toronto
where he managed departments responsible for contract, clearing and
mutual fund services for the brokerage lines of TD Bank.
Peter is a
graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Science degree in
Mathematics. He is a member of the Board and Executive Committee for
Symphony Nova Scotia and chairs its Finance Committee. He volunteers
with Fusion Halifax as a mentor and with Junior Achievement who inspire
and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Peter lives in
Halifax with his wife Nicole and their four children Noah, Liam, Erin
Kyle Schmeisser, Director
John Ludovice, Director
Mike Queripel, Director
Regional Business Development
Todd Coombs, Director