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Date April 04, 2018 Time 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Chapter Nova Scotia

Women in Leadership

You will hear presentations from Joyce Carter,  President and Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) and Anne-Marie Gammon, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPA Atlantic School of Business.  

Joyce Carter’s session is entitled “Effecting Change Through Collaboration”.  Halifax Stanfield International Airport is managed and developed by Halifax International Airport Authority. The airport is worth over $2.8 billion annually to the Nova Scotia economy, and employs over 5,600 workers. It is a catalyst for economic and social growth in the region, and has significant plans for growth. So much of what it does enables growth, through tourism, trade, economic prosperity, immigration, and business to business connections. Hear from President & CEO Joyce Carter on how a collaborative leadership style is key.

Anne-Marie Gammon’s session is entitled “Resilience and Women in Leadership”. Innovation. Disruption.  An increasingly complex world. More than ever, resilience matters. This interactive session explores the resilience of women in leadership.  Resilience will be defined as a critical leadership trait and how it is borne from trials and tribulations. We will then explore how resilience can be developed and sustained individually and organizationally as we adapt to the constant challenges of contemporary leadership.

Membership with fmi*igf is included when you attend one of our sessions. It also provides reduced rates for professional development workshops, online access to the fmi*igf e-Journal and the opportunity to be eligible for a draw that provides free registration and travel subsidy of $1,500 to a national fmi*igf event. Another benefit of membership is the Chapter’s Annual Scholarship for a member or dependent of a member in a full-time study at university or community college.  Details are available on the Chapters web page at www.fmi.ca

Women in Leadership


Joyce F. Carter, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Halifax International Airport Authority

Joyce Carter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). Joyce joined HIAA in 1999, and since then she has been integral in HIAA’s growth and development, becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2006, Chief Strategy Officer in 2008, and President & CEO in 2014.

Joyce is a Board Member of the Canadian Airports Council and is Chair of their Large Airports Caucus and Governance Committee. In 2016, she was appointed President of the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Canada Airports Association, and to the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board.

She is past Chairwoman of the Halifax Gateway Council, a public/private group formed to pursue multi-modal transportation opportunities in the region, and served as a Board Member of the Board of Trustees of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia for nine years. She serves as a member of Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and is Chair of the Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Committee, and a member of their Executive Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd.

Joyce has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University and is a graduate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. In 2012, Joyce was awarded the prestigious designation of Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA). She obtained the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation in 2015, and in 2017 was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s by Atlantic Business Magazine.


Anne-Marie Gammon, MBA, FCPA, FCMA

Atlantic School of Business

Anne-Marie Gammon, MBA, FCPA, FCMA is the President & Chief Executive Officer of CPA Atlantic School of Business. Bringing over 25 years of senior financial management experience within diverse industries, including education, real estate, automotive, aerospace and oil, Anne-Marie is also the past Director, Education Services with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Vice-President, Program Development for CMA Canada, and was previously Vice-President, Financial Reporting for ING Real Estate Canada. An experienced educator with over 20 years of experience, Anne-Marie has served as past co-Chair of the national CPA Certification Steering Committee established to develop the new national accounting education program.

Actively involved in her community as a volunteer, Anne-Marie is the Past-President of Financial Executives International Canada – Atlantic Chapter. She is also Past President of CMA Nova Scotia, past Chair of the CMA Canada Research Foundation and past Vice-President, At Large with the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.

A chartered professional accountant, Anne-Marie has a BBA from the University of New Brunswick and subsequently received her CMA designation in New Brunswick in 1990. She was awarded the Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants’ designation in 2003 followed by the Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia. Anne-Marie received her Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School in 2012 and is currently pursuing part-time doctoral studies there.

Anne-Marie resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia with her husband, Blake, and son, Jonathan.