Judy Steele, community leader and Emera Energy’s vice-president of finance, has been appointed to the board of directors of Film Nova Scotia. Ms. Steele is a chartered accountant and has worked with several non-profit organizations, including the Pier 21 Society, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Halifax Metro United Way. “Film Nova Scotia and the local film industry will benefit from the experience and knowledge that Ms. Steele will bring to the board of directors,” said Bonnie Kirby, the chair of Film Nova Scotia’s board of directors. “We are pleased to welcome her aboard.” Ms. Steele joins the board for a three-year term. The board includes representatives from across the province with diverse backgrounds. “Film Nova Scotia is pleased that a respected individual like Ms. Steele has expressed her commitment to Nova’s Scotia’s film industry by agreeing to join the board,” said Ann MacKenzie, president and chief executive officer of Film Nova Scotia. “We have an exciting and vibrant industry and we are confident that Ms. Steele will enjoy her term with the board.” Film Nova Scotia is a provincial Crown agency reporting to the minister of Economic and Rural Development. The corporation provides a wide range of programs and services to build the capacity and competitiveness of the province’s film, television and new media industries. The provincial film industry is the fourth largest in Canada, regularly exceeding $100 million in economic activity annually.