Sherry Porter

Governor in Council Appointee, 2012-2021

Chair, Community Affairs Committee
Member, Executive Committee

Sherry Porter’s former roles include Director of Public Affairs for Sobeys Inc.; Vice President, Public Affairs and Marketing for Nova Scotia Power Inc.; Vice President of Corporate and Government Affairs at Shoppers Drug Mart Ltd.; President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores; and partner with 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 and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Ms. Porter was awarded the 2006 NSAC Alumni Volunteer of the Year award and in June of 2018 received the Order of Canada.