August 12, 2020 – Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) has assisted the St. John’s Board of Trade in the recruitment of AnnMarie Boudreau as its new CEO.
“AnnMarie’s experience providing counsel and strategic advice to diverse companies throughout the region will be an outstanding asset to our membership and our team,” said Andrew Wadden, board chair of St. John’s Board of Trade. “Her passion for helping businesses succeed and making meaningful connections will position her to lead the St. John’s Board of Trade into the future.”
Over the past 15 years, Ms. Boudreau has been a strategic marketing communications consultant for NATIONAL, the largest public relations firm in Canada. She led and managed the firm’s St. John’s office for four years, providing strategic business and communications counsel to clients across a variety of sectors and industries. Ms. Boudreau recently worked with Nalcor Energy, managing the corporate communications team.
“Throughout her career, she has worked with the region’s largest and often most complex organizations to help shape their vision, build meaningful relationships, establish connections with stakeholders, and achieve their business objectives,” St. John’s Board of Trade said in a statement.
“I am delighted to join the team; I look forward to working with them and our members to deliver on our mandate, helping to ensure our economy is positioned to grow now and into the future,” said Ms. Boudreau. “I think now, more than ever, businesses are going to be looking to us for guidance, support and solutions.”
The St. John’s Board of Trade is dedicated to enhancing the prosperity of its members and to helping them realize their full potential. The organization is committed to influencing public policy and providing resources for strategic issues management, networking and business-building events.
Founded in 1975, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has an extensive record of experience in executive search in Canada. The firm has a team of over 60 professionals located in offices in Halifax, Moncton, St. John’s, Edmonton and Toronto. The firm works in partnership with Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge’s 27 offices across Canada and Knightsbridge Amrop’s network of more than 80 offices in 50 countries, giving Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette both local presence and global reach.
Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette also recently recruited Alice Evans as executive director of Prescott Group. Ms. Evans brings many years of experience in the non-profit sector and a passion for the clients Prescott Group serves. She moved to Nova Scotia in 2006 from the U.K., where she was the director of Westminster Arts, a charity that helped to facilitate creativity, activity and wellness for vulnerable populations in London.
In addition, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette placed Peter Avery as CEO of St. John’s International Airport Authority (SJIAA), a private, not-for-profit corporation that exists to provide a safe and efficient transportation facility that is a catalyst for economic growth at Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier gateway. As the CEO of the SJIAA, Mr. Avery will provide executive leadership and management for the organization’s strategic plan, administration, airport operations, capital program and services, and will lead the senior management team in their pursuit to foster growth, innovation and continued success.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media