Senior Director, Priority Opportunities, ONB Canada
Steve Milbury leads the cross-departmental Cannabis initiative for the province of New Brunswick, and in less than 1-1.5 years solidified New Brunswick as a pre-eminent location for the emerging cannabis industry. Bolstered by the Research & Productivity Council (RPC) and first-of-kind university research chairs, Milbury’s efforts have attracted major licensed producers such as Organigram, Zenabis and Canopy Growth – all of whom now call New Brunswick home. More broadly, Milbury’s work in investment attraction for the province successfully brought dozens of prestige firms such as Xerox, Raytheon and Nordia to locate here. Milbury’s extensive work and travel experience combined with innate leadership skills and an affinity for developing high-level networks have enabled him to successfully direct the province’s most challenging economic development pillars.