A picture of Mr. James Cowan Q.C. – Secretary to the Board

Mr. James Cowan Q.C. – Secretary to the Board

Jim is a partner of the law firm Stewart McKelvey. He was the Chair of the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University from 2000 to 2008 and past Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission. Upon his appointment to the Senate in March of 2005, Jim resigned from the Airport Authority Board but continues as Secretary, a position that he has held since 1995. He served as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 2008 to 2015. He retired from the Senate in January of 2017.