James Quinn has over 40 years of experience in the marine and public sectors.
Mr. Quinn has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint John Port Authority since 2010. Prior to this role, he worked for 32 years in progressively senior roles with the Canadian Coast Guard, both at sea and ashore, as well as with several other federal government departments achieving the position of Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Quinn is presently chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Port Authorities. He is also the past chair of the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce.
He currently serves as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel for the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company), 5th Canadian Division, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Saint John Seafarers Mission. Mr. Quinn is the inaugural recipient of the Award of Excellence for Comptrollership in the Public Sector. He has also received the Spiritus Award from Divine Mercy Catholic School and the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce award for business leadership.
Mr. Quinn holds a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University and is a Certified Management and Public Accountant.