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Joyce F. Carter


Joyce Carter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). Joyce joined HIAA in 1999, and since then she has been integral in HIAA’s growth and development, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2006, Chief Strategy Officer in 2008, and President & CEO in 2014.

Joyce is a Board Member of the Canadian Airports Council and is Chair of their Large Airports Caucus and Governance Committee. In 2016, she was appointed President of the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Canada Airports Association, and to the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board.

She is past Chairwoman of the Halifax Gateway Council, a public/private group formed to pursue multi-modal transportation opportunities in the region, and served as a Board Member of the Board of Trustees of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia for nine years. She serves as a member of Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and is Chair of the Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Committee, and a member of their Executive Committee.

Joyce has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University and is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. In 2012, Joyce was awarded the prestigious designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA). She obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation in 2015, and in 2017 was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s by Atlantic Business Magazine.