Ann Petley-Jones is a seasoned executive with a track record of success, with extensive operational, executive and board experience in corporate strategy, telecom and technology.
Ann is the past Group Chair and CEO of the Eastlink Bermuda group of six companies, which include LinkBermuda Holdings Ltd. and its various subsidiaries, which group comprises the international companies and assets for Bragg Communications outside Canada.
Ann was employed by IBM in Canada and the US for more than 20 years, during which time her specialties were risk management; corporate strategies and restructuring; and technology strategies. She was the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Nova Scotia Power Inc. (now Emera).
Ann founded and owns two companies, PetaData Holdings Ltd., and Riverhead Investments Limited, of Hamilton, Bermuda. She has more than thirty years of board experience, both on corporate and charitable boards. She serves as Trustee or Board Member on several charitable boards and foundations: Dalhousie University Faculty of Management Advisory Board; Pearson College of the Pacific Foundation; US Foundation for the National Ballet School of Canada. She is also: World Fellow, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; and a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association (US).
Ann has many previous board and trustee positions, some of which include: past Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University; past Chair of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie; Medavie (previously Blue Cross Canada); the Nature Conservancy of Canada; the Sobey Art Foundation and the Sobey Art Prize; Symphony Nova Scotia; and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.