Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

EfficiencyOne is led by a 10-person Board of Directors with extensive professional experience serving private, public and non-profit organizations.

William Lahey

B.A., B. A. (Juris), LL.M., Chair of the Board of Directors

William Lahey is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of King’s College. He is also an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.

William Lahey is President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of King’s College. He is also an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Bill’s diverse legal career started with clerking for the Supreme Court of Canada. Since then he has worked in private and government legal practice and served as an Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and as a Deputy Minister of Environment and Labour for Nova Scotia, in addition to being a law professor. He is also the Chair of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation and of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, and a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.  

Raymond Côté

B.Sc., M.Sc.

Raymond Côté is Professor Emeritus in Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University. He has served the Province of Nova Scotia on numerous boards, committees and round tables. He has been a columnist on business and environment for the Burnside News for 21 years.

Raymond Côté is Professor Emeritus in Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University. He has served the Province of Nova Scotia on numerous boards, committees and round tables. He was a columnist on business and environment for the Burnside News for 21 years. From 1998-2008, Raymond was Director of Dalhousie’s award-winning Eco-Efficiency Centre. He has 40 years of experience in environmental management as a regulator, administrator, advisor, researcher, teacher and consultant.

Brendan Haley

B.Sc., M.E.S.

Brendan Haley is a clean energy economy researcher currently involved in projects related to Canada's digital economy and clean innovation policy. He recently completed his PhD in Public Policy, which examined the transition to a low-carbon economy from innovation policy and Canadian political economy perspectives.

Brendan Haley is a Banting Post-Doctoral fellow at Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies. Brendan has written and consulted on clean innovation policy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy for governments and organizations such as the Smart Prosperity Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He played an important role in the development of Nova Scotia’s energy efficiency framework while at Nova Scotia’s Ecology Action Centre. He holds a PhD in Public Policy, a Master’s in Environmental Studies and a B.Sc. in Economics.

Hector Jacques

O.C., M. Eng. D. Comm. (Hon.), P. Eng. FEIC, D. Law (Hon.)

Hector Jacques, a well-known name in Canadian engineering, is a founding partner of Jacques Whitford and Associates Ltd. Set up in 1972 to offer earth sciences expertise to the Atlantic region, the company grew under his direction as CEO into an international operation with 45 offices employing 1,700 professionals worldwide.

Hector Jacques is a well-known name in Canadian engineering and a founding partner of Jacques Whitford and Associates Ltd. Set up in 1972 to offer earth sciences expertise to the Atlantic region, the company grew under his direction as CEO into an international operation with 45 offices employing 1,700 professionals worldwide. It was sold to Stantec in 2009 when he retired. Hector has received high-profile awards and recognition for his contribution to the engineering and business communities, including being inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame and being made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. He sits as a director on several boards.

Jack Kyte

B.Sc, DIJ

Jack Kyte is a communications and public relations professional with over 35 years as an executive in Nova Scotia’s pulp and paper industry and is currently on the Board of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. He resides in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Jack Kyte is a communications and public relations professional with over 35 years as an executive in Nova Scotia’s pulp and paper industry. He is currently the Executive Director of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce and is past Executive Director of the Pictou Regional Development Agency. Jack resides in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and his personal interests are related to health care, environmental stewardship and community economic development.

Carol MacCulloch

B. Comm., M.A.

Carol MacCulloch has vast experience as a not-for-profit executive and director. She is currently serving as Board Chair of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. Her expertise has helped several start-up organizations, and her leadership has energized a series of quasi-governmental organizations, advisory committees, and not-for-profit boards.

Carol MacCulloch has vast experience as a non-profit executive and director. She is currently serving as Board Chair of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. Her expertise has helped several start-up organizations, and her leadership has energized a series of quasi-governmental organizations, advisory committees, and non-profit boards. In 2009, Carol received an honourary diploma from the Nova Scotia Community College.

Joan McArthur-Blair

B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.

Joan McArthur-Blair, Co-President of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting, is a writer, speaker and facilitator. After more than 25 years of institutionally-based work as an educator, in roles from faculty to President, she has returned to her loves of writing, speaking and facilitating, and works with groups of all kinds to make a positive difference.

Joan McArthur-Blair, Co-President of Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting, is a writer, speaker and facilitator. After more than 25 years of institutionally-based work as an educator, in roles from faculty to President, she has returned to her loves of writing, speaking and facilitating, and works with groups of all kinds to make a positive difference. Joan specializes in the use of Appreciative Inquiry to foster leadership, strategic planning and innovative strategies for organizational development. She also provides short-term leadership through executive-to-go services. She published, “Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force” with Dr. Jeanie Cockell and is currently authoring “Appreciative Resilience.”

Sean O'Connor

B. Comm., C.P.A, C.A

Sean O’Connor is a businessman with interests in several small and medium-sized businesses in Atlantic Canada. An accountant by training, he has held senior positions in the private and public sectors.

Sean O’Connor is a businessman with interests in several small and medium-sized businesses in Atlantic Canada. An accountant by training, he has held senior positions in both the private and public sectors. Sean sits on the boards of a number of private and non-profit organizations and is currently the Chair of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and Vice Chair of Credit Union Atlantic.

Dan O’Halloran

M.Sc., P. Eng.

Dan O'Halloran, with close to 50 years of professional engineering, management and business experience, has been involved in a wide range of projects in Atlantic Canada and further afield.

Dan O’Halloran, with close to 50 years of professional engineering, management and business experience, has been involved in a wide range of projects in Atlantic Canada and further afield. He is a founder of O’Halloran Campbell Consultants, and a former Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has experience with several boards and advisory groups.

Michele Wood-Tweel

FCPA, FCA

Michele Wood-Tweel has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting profession and she is the Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs at CPA Canada. Always active in the community, she has served on many boards and is currently Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of Sacred Heart School of Halifax.

Michele Wood-Tweel has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting profession and she is the Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs at CPA Canada. Always active in the community, she has served on many boards and is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of Sacred Heart School of Halifax. Michele is a past Chair of the Board of Governors of Saint Mary’s University and was recognized with an Honourary Doctorate of Civil Law in 2015.

Stephen MacDonald

CA, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen MacDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of EfficiencyOne. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of EfficiencyOne and Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation, and held senior management roles with the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation and Grant Thornton.

Stephen MacDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of EfficiencyOne. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of EfficiencyOne and Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation, and held senior management roles with the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation and Grant Thornton. He is a past board member of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. Steve is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary's University.

Compensation Reports

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