Minister Percy Paris announced the inaugural board of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency on November 27.
The advisory board's primary role is to provide advice and leadership on finalizing and implementing a long-term strategy for tourism.
The board is comprised of industry, business and government leaders with international marketing and business development experience, including Tom Ruth, chair of the interim board and president and CEO of the Halifax International Airport Authority.
The interim board, which has been in place since September 2011, has helped to create a permanent charter, recruit a CEO and develop a long-term strategy.
Future appointments will be part of the biannual agencies, boards and commissions process.
Inaugural board members: