Two well-known education leaders will share their industry expertise and innovative thinking as the newest additions to the Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) board of directors. Ray Ivany, president of Acadia University, and Bert Lewis, former principal of the Nova Scotia Community College Strait Area Campus, have been appointed to NSBI’s board. “Nova Scotia is home to many leaders whose world-class expertise continues to position our province to innovate, learn and compete,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development. “Mr. Ivany and Mr. Lewis will add great value to the NSBI board and will enhance the agency’s work to expand business activity in the province.” “These new members bring the drive and vision that’s needed to stimulate meaningful business growth in Nova Scotia,” said Jim Eisenhauer, chair of the board. “I look forward to their contributions.” Mr. Ivany and Mr. Lewis will sit on the human resources governance committee, which oversees policies and recruits new members. NSBI’s board of directors also has audit and investment committees. “We have a very strong group of business leaders representing our board,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “I’m looking forward to working with our new members to advance business development in the province. I’d also like to thank those members whose terms have ended. Their hard work has been invaluable to our entire team.” Larry Evans, partner with the law firm Evans, MacIsaac, MacMillan in Port Hawkesbury, and Doug Hall, former managing director with RBC Dominion Securities in Halifax, ended their terms late last year. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private-sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, trade development, financing and venture capital. For more information on NSBI’s board of directors, visit www.nsbi.ca/board .