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.  The day-to-day operations of the College, and its campuses, are directed by the institution’s Executive Director.


BOARD of GOVERNORS (Last updated: January 10, 2024)

  • Heather Boyd, MCFT Board Chair, Executive Director, Forestry Sector Council
  • Kim Allen, MCFT Board Secretary, Executive Director, Forest NB
  • Dr. Michelle Gray, MCFT Board Vice Chair,  Acting Dean, Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management, University Of New Brunswick
  • Glenn O’Connor,  Northern Pulp & Paper
  • Chris Ward, Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources & Energy Development: Representing  Minister Mike Holland, N.B. Dept. of Natural Resources and Energy Development
  • Matt Parker, Executive Director of Forestry and Wildlife: Representing Deputy Minister Karen Gatien, N.S. Dept. of Natural Resources and Renewables
  • Kate MacQuarrie, P.E.I. Director of Forests, Fish & Wildlife
  • Peter Fullarton, Director General, Canadian Forest Service
  • Bill Best, VP – Administration & Finance, UNB: Representing Paul Mazerolle, President, University Of New Brunswick
  • Reg Woods, Woodlands Division, J.D. Irving, Limited
  • Becky Geneau, Executive Director, Canadian Woodlands Forum
  • Chris Finnamore, Acting CoExecutive Director, Maritime College Of Forest Technology
  • Gareth Davies, Acting Co-Executive Director, 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, Team Lead, Health & Safety Officers, WorkSafe NB
  • Representing the Nova Scotia Association: Kirsten Campbell, Forestry Research Manager, Research Nova Scotia