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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at the Belledune Port Authority represents a well-informed and connected cross-section of local people interested in helping the port to expand and develop the regional economy.   They come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the board.

Barry Kyle

Barry Kyle, Chairman

Barry Kyle, holds a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of education degree from Mount Allison University.  He began his career in sales and marketing in 1978 with Bathurst Industrial Rubber Ltd. He became owner of the company in 1985.  Mr. Kyle is a long-time resident of Bathurst and has been a member of a number of professional associations, including the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Canadian Professional Sales Association, and the Bathurst Regional Economic Development Agency where he served as a director for three years.

Danika Keeley

Danika Keeley, Vice Chairman

Danika Keeley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Thomas University and has studied business and Human Resources Management at St. Mary’s University.  Her background and experience in business planning, financial management, human resources management and marketing developed from her many years of working as a franchise developer for Dixie Lee (Maritimes) Ltd. as well as her contributions to organizations such as the Campbellton Regional Chamber of Commerce, the New Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Restigouche.

Alberta Buttimer

Alberta Buttimer, Director

Alberta Buttimer, CPA, CA received her designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1990.  She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University.  She worked with KPMG Chartered Accountants for eleven years.  In 1998 she opened her own public accounting practice, which she operated for almost 18 years in Beresford, where she lives with her family.  In December 2015, Ms. Buttimer merged her accounting practice with Allen, Paquet & Arseneau LLP in Bathurst. Alberta, along with her staff, now works as part of their team. Ms. Buttimer has served on the Council of the New Brunswick Institute of Chartered Accountants.  She has also been active in our community with organizations such as the Bathurst-Campbellton 2003 Canada Winter Games Host Society, First United Church, Junior Achievement of Bathurst, the Bathurst Rotary Club and Carrefour Etudiant.

Jean Guy Dubé

Jean Guy Dubé, Director

Mr. Dubé has a strong background in business planning and economic development. Having studied business administration at the Université de Moncton, he has managed a consulting firm, served as industrial commissioner for Kent County and directed a national advertising agency and a national scholarship foundation. His knowledge and leadership led to his appointment as Executive Director of the Premier’s Action Committee for the Economic Development of the Acadian Peninsula, a position he held for four years. His much-valued community work includes his recent appointment as Chair of the Board of Directors of the new Coopérative des travailleurs du cinéma, de la télévision et des nouveaux médias in Tracadie Sheila.

Gregory Riordon

Gregory Riordon, Director

After being initially involved at his parents' family farm, Greg Riordon ventured to Western Canada where he was involved in the drilling industry for several years, after which he returned to New Brunswick.  He holds a diploma in Agricultural Engineering from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Law from the University of New Brunswick.  He was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1989 and has been engaged in a general law practice since that time in Bathurst, New Brunswick, where he lives with his wife and three children.  Over the years, he has been involved with a number of community organizations at both the director and executive level.  He also serves on several subcommittees of the New Brunswick Law Society and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.  He was appointed Queen's Counsel in December 2012.

Paul Shannon

Paul Shannon, Director

Paul Shannon is a graduate of St Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts, major in social sciences, He began his work career with the province of New Brunswick in 1968 as a social worker . He retired in 2001 after 33 years of service having worked as a supervisor, provincial program consultant and regional program coordinator for the Acadie-Bathurst region. He completed several training courses in social work supervision, management and process improvement and served on a number of departmental and inter-departmental committees on a provincial level. He is a resident of Belledune.