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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson graduated from Dalhousie University and started his career as a reporter with The Chronicle Herald. He’s Executive-in-Residence, Cox & Palmer, Halifax, a former owner of MT&L Public Relations, a former executive with both TransCanada PipeLines and Emera Inc., former Ottawa representative for the Province of the Nova Scotia and former deputy minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. He has been involved with local, national and international charitable and business organizations. He’s a past president of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the International Cystic Fibrosis Association; a past chair of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and of the Atlantic Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He served on the boards of Dalhousie University, IWK Hospital, Neptune Theatre, CAA Maritimes, Nova Scotia Business Inc and Innovacorp. He’s a member of the College of Fellows of the Canadian Public Relations Society, a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto, has an honourary degree from Dalhousie and is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. He re-joined The Chronicle Herald in September, 2011 and in 2013 received an Atlantic Journalism Award for “best commentary all media.”