Board of Directors

Our organization is governed by esteemed industry leaders representing our eight founding member groups. Their commitment to safety excellence guides our organization towards a vision of zero time-loss incidents in the construction industry of Nova Scotia.

We are currently looking to recruit two new board members!

Why join our board?

Our mandate Is to affect positive occupational health and safety change in the construction Industry. We are in a time of transition. We are currently establishing the framework for a new strategic plan. Our organization Is evolving, and we need fresh new perspectives on our board to help lead us into the future. We are especially passionate about pursuing ways we can support the Industry In the areas of mental health and diversity and Inclusion.

If you join our board, you will play a direct role in decision making that will positively Impact the construction Industry In Nova Scotia. You will have the opportunity to use your voice to make the construction industry safer, healthier and more inclusive. You will gain valuable experience serving as a volunteer board member and learn about the challenges and opportunities surrounding safety in the construction Industry. You will also receive professional development through various workshops we provide to the board throughout the year.

What core competencies are you looking for?

You do not have to have experience in the construction Industry. We are looking for folks with a range of experiences, from strategic management, health care, inclusion and diversity, mental health, educators, technology, innovation, quality management systems, sales and marketing, governance experience.

What are the expectations and time requirements?

Board members are expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings of the board in February, April, May (AGM), August, October and December. Meetings range between half-full days and may include a workshop or training component. Directors of the Board serve terms which are two-year periods for a maximum of three terms. Board members are expected to participate in board meetings, read supporting materials and reports from the leadership team, review and approve Internal policies and proposals, as well as oversee the governance of the association as a whole.

How does the recruitment process work?
First you will email your resume and a brief cover letter stating your interest by May 3, 2021. Email with the subject line, Board Member Application. Applications will then be reviewed and selected for interviews. If you are selected to be appointed to our board you will be notified by May 17, 2021 and your nomination will be presented at our AGM May 20, 2021. Your term will begin then.

2020-2021 Board of Directors


Andrew Holley – Chair
Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Nova Scotia
Kent Nickerson – Past Chair
Atlantic Concrete Association
Don Maillett – Treasurer
Department of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
Melvin Gillis – Vice Chair 
Cape Breton Island Building and Construction Trades Council


Dan Monk – Director
Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Nova Scotia
Heather Cruickshanks – Director
Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Duncan Williams – Director
Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Brad Smith – Director
Mainland Nova Scotia Building & Construction Trades Council
Milton Howley – Director
Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Dan O’Connor – Director
Nova Scotia Road Builders’ Association