The Maritime College of Forest Technology, formerly the Maritime Forest Ranger School, was established in 1946 as a cooperative effort between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and the wood-using industries of both provinces.  Oversight and direction for the institution is provided by a 12-member Board of Governors.  Day-to-day operations of the College, and its campuses, are directed by the institutions’s Chief Executive Officer.


BOARD of GOVERNORS (Last updated: December 20, 2021)

  • Steven Hansen MCFT Board Chairman, Managing Director, Forest Protection Limited
  • Peter Robichaud, MCFT Board Secretary, Executive Director, Canadian Woodlands Forum
  • Jason Limongelli Vice President, Woodlands, J.D. Irving, Limited
  • Glenn O’Connor  Northern Pulp & Paper
  • Tom MacFarlane Deputy Minister, Energy & Resource Development
  • Karen Gatien Deputy Minister, N.S. Dept. of Natural Resources and Renewables, represented by Gerald Post Executive Director, Renewable Resources
  • Kate MacQuarrie P.E.I. Director of Forests, Fish & Wildlife
  • Peter Fullarton Director General, Canadian Forest Service
  • Paul Mazerolle President, University Of New Brunswick, represented by Karen Cunningham, VP of Administration & Finance
  • Michelle Gray Acting Dean, Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management, University Of New Brunswick
  • Tim Marshall Chief Executive Officer, Maritime College Of Forest Technology

The MCFT Board of Governors also includes representatives from the NB & NS Forest Technicians Associations as non-voting members.

  • Representing the New Brunswick Association: Allie DeGrace, WorkSafe NB
  • Representing the Nova Scotia Association: Andrew Fedora, Port Hawkesbury Paper