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Our History

The Board of Trade has been fortunate to have business leaders step up and take volunteer, board, and committee roles in our organization, to represent business, since 1970.  

The St. John’s Board of Trade was established in 1970, and officially founded in 1971, to help business succeed and make St. John’s a great place to live and make a living. We were also incorporated under the Board of Trade Act of Canada in 1971.

We are proud of the hundreds of individuals who have volunteered and served on committees over the years. Pictured below are the St. John’s Board of Trade’s past Presidents (1970-1999) and Chairs (2000-present).

Justin Ladha

Justin Ladha

2021

2020 Andrew Wadden

Andrew Wadden

2020

Janis Byrne 2019

Janis Byrne

2019

Andrea Stack 2018

Andrea Stack

2018

Dorothy Keating 2017

Dorothy Keating

2017

Des Whelan 2016

Des Whelan

2016

Kim Keating 2015

Kim Keating

2015

Sharon Horan 2014

Sharon Horan

2014

Denis Mahoney 2013

Denis Mahoney

2013

Steve Power 2012

Steve Power

2012

Jo Mark Zurel 2011

Jo Mark Zurel

2011

Derek Sullivan 2010

Derek Sullivan

2010

Bruce Templeton 2009

Bruce Templeton

2009

Donna Stone 2008

Donna Stone

2008

Cathy Bennett 2007

Cathy Bennett

2007

Raymond Dillon 2006

Raymond Dillon

2006

Marilyn Thompson 2005

Marilyn Thompson

2005

William C. Budgell 2004

William C. Budgell

2004

Paul Thomey 2003

Paul Thomey

2003

Gary Reardon 2002

Gary Reardon

2002

Michael J. Wilson 2001

Michael J. Wilson

2001

Gary Follett 2000

Gary Follett

2000

1999 Martin Lockyer

Martin Lockyer

1999

Sandy Gibbons 1998

Sandy Gibbons

1998

Robert Crosbie 1997

Robert Crosbie

1997

Anne Rose 1996

Anne Rose

1996

Roger D. Flood 1995

Roger D. Flood

1995

Gerald V. McDonald 1994

Gerald V. McDonald

1994

siobhan coady 1993 v2

Siobhan Coady

1993

andrew collins 1992 V2

Andrew Collins

1992

Geoff Carnell 1991

Geoff Carnell

1991

David M. French 1990

David M. French

1990

Fraser H. Edison 1989

Fraser H. Edison

1989-1988

John V. O'Dea 1987 (1)

John V. O’Dea

1987

A. Geoff Tooton 1986 (1)

A. Geoff Tooton

1986

Bernard E. Beckett 1984 (1)

Bernard E. Beckett

1985-1984

Christine A. Fagan 1983 & 1982 (1)

Christine A. Fagan

1983-1982

Richard Emberley 1981 v2

Richard W. Emberley

1981

Gerald Anthony V2

Gerald B. Anthony

1980-1979

Edwin S. Hussey 1978

Edwin S. Hussey

1978

George Warren

George Warren

1977

Andrew Crichton 1976

Andrew G. Crichton

1976

Graham Mercer 1975-1974

Graham W. Mercer

1975-1974

William Neal 1972

William A. Neal

1973-1972

J. Burford Ploughman 1971

J. Burford Ploughman

1971

Robert W Innes 1970

Robert W. Innes

1970

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