New Member Appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors

August 3, 2021, Halifax, NS – Ms. Michelle Awad, QC, has been appointed to the Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors as a Municipal Director for a term of three years.

Michelle Awad is a senior partner in McInnes Cooper’s Litigation and Insurance Groups. She is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Ms. Awad practices throughout Atlantic Canada in the areas of commercial litigation and arbitration, products liability, securities, risk management, shareholder disputes, defamation, commercial insurance and bonding, and disability and life insurance underwriting and claims. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys tennis, golf, running, skiing and cooking.

“Michelle Awad is a well-known, well-respected member of the legal community across Atlantic Canada,” said Thomas J. Hayes, Chair, Halifax Port Authority Board of Directors. “She will bring great perspective and value to our work as a Board. On behalf of all of us at the Port of Halifax, I am pleased to welcome Michelle to the Board of Directors.”

In addition to Mr. Hayes, Michelle Awad joins Vice Chair Carole-Ann Moran-Miller, and Directors Jim Spatz, David Cameron, André Boudreau and Deanna Furlotte.


Rebecca Bruce
Manager, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-3465
[email protected]