Order in Council Appointee, 2013-2022
Chair, Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Member, Executive Committee and Governance and Human Resources Committee
Laurie is the Vice President of Masstown Market Limited in Masstown, Nova Scotia. He grew up on the family farm and from an early age was involved in planting, harvesting and retailing. Laurie graduated from Dalhousie University in 1987 with a BSc in Biology and married Lisa two years later and they now have three sons.
Laurie is an icon in the local food movement and has been committed to supporting local business and local producers for many years. He is very active in the community and in business. He is Past President Colchester Credit Union, Progressive Association of Retailers, Truro and District Chamber of Commerce, Nova Scotia Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce and Colchester Regional Development Association.
Laurie is a former Board member of the Nova Scotia Association of Regional Development Authorities and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and he also sat on the Ministers advisory committee for Select Nova Scotia, and the Premiers Award of Excellence. He is a current Board member Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission and the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.