Captain Jim Pound, President
Jim Pound was the Vice President of Operations for Algoma Central Corporation until his recent retirement on April 25, 2014. Captain Pound was responsible for providing direction, guidance and leadership to the operations group for fleet management related to safety and environmental standards and operational efficiencies. Captain Pound oversaw the domestic tanker and dry bulk fleets with a focus on developing continual improvement strategies to meet the goal of Operations Excellence in all aspects of vessel operations.
Captain Pound started with Algoma in 1980 as 3rd Officer on the Agawa Canyon. He was promoted to Captain in 1984. In 1994 he accepted a shore side position as a Deck Superintendent. In 2004 he was working as Director, Operations when Algoma Central Marine and Upper Lakes Shipping merged their operations departments under Seaway Marine Transport (SMT). With the purchase of SMT in 2011 he was appointed to Vice President, Operations.
Captain Pound has been active in industry groups with particular interest in electronic navigation systems and the advancement of navigation safety. He has represented the marine industry as co-chair on a number of committees dealing with new technologies. He is Past President of The Marine Club.
Captain Pound is a graduate of Georgian College’s Marine Navigation Technology program.
Duncan Harvie, Director
Starting as a volunteer over a decade ago Duncan assisted the Mission to Seafarers Toronto get into the communications age by providing computer equipment and training to the staff in the use of email and the Internet. Asked to join the Board in 2003 and becoming its chair in 2011 he was instrumental in achieving the recent merger of the two Missions of Hamilton and Toronto into the new MTSSO.
Duncan is also an award winning architect with over twenty five years’ experience in the architectural, urban design and planning fields. Holding progressively more senior positions in firms in the Middle East, London England and Toronto, and as Principal in his own firm, he also consults to other complex projects. He has a wide body of experience with built work in the commercial, institutional and high-rise residential fields as well as project planning and design work in the recreational sector. Duncan also teaches in college, part-time at the graduate level.
His volunteer work has included the Planning and Development Cttee of the Board of Trade, volunteer building projects for camps for the United Church of Canada & the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, work with the Bereaved Families of Ontario and others. He lives in Toronto with his wife Jacqueline, Finance Director for Medecins sans Frontieres Canada.
Tim Huxley, Director
Tim Huxley is a director of the Mission to Seafarers, Southern Ontario and is a former director and co- chair of the Mission to Seafarers, Hamilton before its amalgamation with the Mission to Seafarers, Toronto. He is also a former chair of the Diocese of Niagara's Financial Advisory Committee and a former member of the diocese's synod. He is also a lawyer and a retired former executive of Stelco Inc.
(The Very Rev.) Peter Wall, Director
The Very Rev. Peter Wall is an appointee to the MTSSO Board by the Bishop of Niagara. Wall is the Dean of Niagara and Rector of Christ’s Church Cathedral in downtown Hamilton. Dean Wall has been involved with the mission for several years, and highly values the work which the Mission does in Southern Ontario.
Peter is very active in national and international church matters, serving on the Council of General Synod, the national Faith Worship and Ministry Committee, the Liturgy Task Force, and as Co-Chair of the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission for Canada. Currently he is also serving as the Canadian Church’s representative to the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, USA.
In his ‘spare’ time, Peter loves to sing, which he has done for most of his life, and is a member of The Three Cantors, a group of three priests who sing concerts across North America, raising money for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.
Sharon Clark, Director
Andrew McDonald, Director
Cindy Nebbs, Director
Paul O'Reilly, Director
Dave Robinson, Director
Brett Walker, Director