Cabot Links owner steps down as board chair of Tourism Nova Scotia
SYDNEY — The owner of the Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs golf courses is switching clubs. Ben Cowan-Dewar has stepped down as chair of Tourism Nova Scotia board to accept the position of chair of the federal Crown corp. Destination Canada.
Mark Furey, minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia, said Cowan-Dewar “provided great leadership and insight to Tourism Nova Scotia over the past several years.” Cowan-Dewar was appointed chair of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency in January 2014 and led the organization’s move to a Crown corp. in 2015. Inspired by the 2014 Now or Never Report, he championed the creation of the strategy to increase tourism revenues to $4 billion by 2024.
Irene d’Entremont of Yarmouth, who has served as vice-chair of the Tourism Nova Scotia board since 2015, will assume the role of interim chair until a replacement is appointed.