COVE Seeks New CEO

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)

The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) located on the shore of Halifax Harbour seeks a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Located in what was once the Canadian Coast Guard facility on Halifax Harbour, COVE is home to local and global ocean technology businesses, post-secondary institutions, researchers, marine-based and service businesses that support the ocean sector. The COVE site features extensive marine facilities with two large, deep-water piers, office space, an incubator and space for shops and labs. COVE has more than 60 tenants, has hosted many national and international delegations and thousands of visitors attracted to more than 100 events a year.

COVE’s mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. COVE’s new leader will welcome the challenge of helping our ocean economy achieve global prominence.

The new CEO will have a deep understanding of the ocean technology sector in Atlantic Canada and its position in the global context. He or she will most likely have a background in science, technology or engineering, will have had senior leadership experience and will think like an entrepreneur.

COVE’s new leader will be comfortable dealing with multiple stakeholders from the public, private, and institutional sectors. He or she will be passionate about the ocean sector and its potential to create greater prosperity for Atlantic Canada.

COVE is governed by a private sector board of leaders. The COVE staff is small and nimble.

Interested persons are invited to submit their résumés to [email protected].

Recognizing that applicants for this role will likely be in senior positions with their current employers, we will treat all applications in strict confidence with only a small group of Board Members and the COVE Controller having access to the applications. We expect to complete the selection process before the end of March 2020.

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