Cabot Links owner steps down as board chair of Tourism Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

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.

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