John Harvie represented Co-op Atlantic as a Delegate to The Co‑operators prior to joining the Board of Directors in April 2011. He served as Chairperson of the Audit Committee in 2013, and he is now a member of the Risk and Compensation Committee. John was elected Chairperson of the Board of Directors in April 2014.
Born in Nova Scotia, John first joined Co-op Atlantic as a feed sales representative in 1976. He then worked at Scotsburn Co-operative Services Ltd. for 14 years, before returning to Co-op Atlantic in 1995. He was appointed CEO of Co-op Atlantic in 2002 and remained in that role until his retirement in 2011.
John has served on a variety of industry and associated boards. He currently sits on the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council board of directors representing The Co‑operators.