Bernie Miller

Board Member (Federally Appointed)

Biographical Snapshot:

  • Appointed to the Board in 2022
  • Practiced Environmental Law throughout Atlantic Canada for twenty five years
  • Managing Partner and CEO of McInnes Cooper, 2006 to 2013
  • Served in the Nova Scotia Public Service for eight years in various roles including Deputy Minister of Planning & Priorities, Deputy Minister of the Office of Strategy Management, and Deputy Minister of Business
  • Served on many Boards including the World Trade and Convention Center, Research Nova Scotia, Events East, Develop Nova Scotia, Innovacorp, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Cresco, and as Corporate Secretary of Twin Rivers Paper Company.
  • Managing Trustee of the Killam Trusts, a private philanthropic trust of over $500M supporting advanced study to build Canada’s future
  • Director, Governance and General Counsel, Mitacs Inc., a National Not-for profit Corporation that connects post secondary research to economic and social needs
  • Assistant Professor at Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University

Professional Affiliations, Degrees, and Distinctions:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), McGill University
  • LLB, Dalhousie Law School, Dalhousie University
  • Admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 1989
  • Admitted to the Law Society of New Brunswick, 1993
  • ICD.D from Rotman School of Management 2010
  • Queens Counsel appointment 2017

More About Me:

  • Hockey Goaltender for over half a century, lifetime GAA of 3.65
  • Enjoys hiking when travelling throughout Nova Scotia and when visiting family in Ireland.