Peter MacAskill

peter macaskill

Peter MacAskill is the Chief Operating Officer of Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI). He joined NSBI in 2002 as Director, Compliance and Risk Management and has had increasing leadership responsibilities in finance, client service, operations, and corporate services, becoming Vice President in 2012 and Chief Operating Officer in 2015. Prior to NSBI, he spent eight years with TD Waterhouse in Toronto where he managed operations departments for the brokerage lines of TD Bank.

Peter is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He is committed to continuous education, taking leadership courses such as Rotman’s Executive Leadership Program, Negotiation and Influencing master class, Dalhousie University and the Bill Black leadership values course.

Peter is dedicated to sharing his expertise and knowledge with numerous community and charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board, Chair of the Finance Committee, and member of the Executive Committee of Symphony Nova Scotia. He also volunteers with Fusion Halifax as a mentor and with Junior Achievement to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Peter lives in Halifax with his wife Nicole and their four children Noah, Liam, Erin, and Emma.

Joined the Board in 2013. Entering the second year of a two-year term (until 2018) as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board.