Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors elects new Vice-Chair
The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) has announced that David Henderson has been elected Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Henderson was first appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors in October 2007 and was subsequently reappointed for a second three-year term. He was elected by the Board as Vice-Chair in September 2012 for a term of two years. He currently chairs the Security, Environment & Safety Committees and serves on the Audit and Gateway Strategy Committees.
Henderson succeeds Tom McInnis in the Vice-Chair role following Mr. McInnis’s recent appointment to the Senate of Canada. “Tom will be missed by the Halifax Port Authority,” said Geoff Machum, Chair, Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors. “He served the port very effectively during his time here, and I have no doubt he will represent Nova Scotia and Canada with the same vigor in his new role.”
“David Henderson’s election as Vice-Chair is indicative of the high regard other Board members have for his work and contributions on behalf of the Halifax Port Authority since his initial appointment to the board five years ago,” added Mr. Machum. “David has served in various capacities during his tenure here, he has been a longstanding member of the Board’s Audit and Gateway Strategy Committees, which stands him in good stead to continue with his valuable contribution in his new role as Vice-Chair.”
Henderson is a highly successful sales professional with over 35 years of experience. He has held positions of responsibility as a sales representative and account manager for the Atlantic region for two leading international manufacturing companies. He is currently the Atlantic Territory Account Manager for Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. In addition, David also manages a portfolio of residential real estate in HRM.
An active member of the community, David is Past President of the Nova Scotia Mixed Curling Association, past member of the Kiwanis Club and a member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association. He is also a fundraiser for numerous charities.