President and CEO, Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Duncan Williams joined the Construction Association of Nova Scotia as its president on January 31, 2011. During the past two decades, Duncan has held senior and executive level positions with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. As general manager for Caterplan, CNIB’s food service operation, Duncan had responsibility for more than 55 full service catering and restaurant outlets. He occupied the position of executive director for the maritimes in addition to serving in the same role with other organizations.
With a passion for government relations, business development, marketing and strategic planning, Duncan enjoys new challenges. He holds a master’s degree from Dalhousie University and bachelor’s degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. His areas of concentration included public administration, marketing, business and social work. He also earned his Institute of Corporate Directors, Director (ICD.D) designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors through the Rotman School of Business.
Duncan is a doctoral fellow recipient for his research in vision loss and employment.
14:15 — Diversity – have we made any progress?
We all know diversity is critical to the ongoing health of the industry. Join us for this spirited discussion on working successfully to attract and retain a diverse workforce.