Airport CEO Makes Top 50 List

Halifax, N.S. – Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs for the second year in a row by Atlantic Business Magazine.

“As President and CEO, I’m humbled to represent the dedicated people of Halifax Stanfield,” says Joyce Carter. “I’m continuously inspired by the devoted employees and volunteers of the airport community. We’re steadfastly progressing in passenger and cargo activity, thereby enhancing tourism, trade, investment and immigration – proof that connecting means the world.”

Ms. Carter began her career at HIAA as Vice President, Finance in 1999. She became Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2006, Chief Strategy Officer in 2008 in addition to her CFO role, and President & CEO in 2014.

“The Top 50 CEO awards recognize corporate leadership excellence,” says Hubert Hutton, publisher of Atlantic Business Magazine. “Joyce exemplifies all of the characteristics that the judges look for in a Top 50 CEO: community involvement, corporate growth, managerial acumen and industry leadership. By celebrating her accomplishments, as well as those of the other award winners, we hope to inspire people throughout the region with the depth and breadth of leadership across Atlantic Canada. We feel honoured to share these stories with our readers.”

As a graduate of Saint Mary’s University and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, Ms. Carter was awarded the prestigious designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) in 2012. She obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation in 2015.

Ms. Carter is a board member of the Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board and the Canadian Airports Council, and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Canada Airports Association. She also proudly serves as a member of Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and HIAA’s employees, I sincerely congratulate Joyce on again being named a Top 50 CEO, as she has been integral in HIAA’s growth and development,” says Marie Mullally, Chair of HIAA’s Board of Directors. “HIAA is proud to have Joyce as its leader, particularly given her tireless commitment to the organization and entire airport community.”

For more information, including the complete Top 50 CEO list, visit: www.atlanticbusinessmagazine.com.