Sherry Porter

Vice-Chair, Board of Governors

Order in Council Appointee, 2012-2021

Chair, Governance and Human Resources Committee
Member, Executive Committee


Sherry Porter has had an extensive corporate career with senior management roles at Sobeys Inc.; Highliner; Nova Scotia Power Inc.; Shoppers Drug Mart Ltd.; Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores; and Caldwell Partners International.

Ms. Porter has an Associate Degree in Agricultural Economics (NSAC ’75) and a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture and Resource Economics) (University of Maine ’77 ). She has undertaken numerous volunteer board activities, including the NSAC Foundation, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, QEII Foundation Chair, and board member and Chair of Pier 21 Society. Sherry chaired the board of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation from 2010-2017 and is also a board member of Pharmasave Atlantic, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, and Organigram Inc.. Ms. Porter was awarded the 2006 NSAC Alumni Volunteer of the Year award and in June of 2018 received the Order of Canada.