Meet Our Leadership Team
Doing the right thing starts with building the right team.
Meet our leaders — aspiring to lead by example and propel us forward. Our team strives to demonstrate the reputation we are building through a community-focused approach in our everyday actions.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Trustee
Philip has held his position at Killam since the company was founded in 2000. He brings 29 years of real estate expertis...
e to his role, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from St. Mary's University, a Masters of Urban and Rural Planning and a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University. Philip is a member of the Board of Governors of St. Mary's University and serves on the Board's executive, advancement and honorary degree committees.
Executive Vice President, Trustee
Robert is responsible for the Trust's operations and capital investment strategies. Robert has held the position of EVP ...
since Killam's inception in 2000, and was the Chief Financial Officer prior to 2017. Robert has worked in real estate for 30 years, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant. He is on the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University, and he recently co-founded Sustane Technologies Inc., an advanced recycling company in Chester, NS.
Chief Financial Officer
Dale joined Killam in 2006 and has 27 years of accounting, finance, investor relations and strategic planning experience...
. Prior to her appointment to CFO in 2017, Dale was the Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Planning. Before joining the team, she worked as an equity research analyst at Beacon Securities and in various accounting and finance roles at Emera Inc. Dale holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Allison University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant and CFA charter holder.
Senior Vice President, Property Management
Ruth started with Killam in 2003 and has worked in property management for more than 30 years. In her current role, she ...
is responsible for the operations of Killam's 16,000 unit apartment portfolio. Prior to joining Killam, Ruth held the position of Vice President, Property Management with O&Y Enterprise for 14 years. She is a board member of the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA) and sits on the Halifax YWCA’s Advisory Council (ACWEE).
Senior Vice President, Finance
Erin joined Killam as Vice President Finance in 2012. In her current role as Senior Vice President Finance, Erin is resp...
onsible for managing Killam’s accounting, taxation, financial reporting and treasury functions. Erin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 15 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting. Previously, Erin was the Senior Manager of Financial Reporting at Brigus Gold and started her career at Ernst & Young in their Assurance and Advisory practice, serving both public and private entities.
Senior Vice President, Development
Michael has been with Killam since the beginning, and has overseen the acquisition of most apartments and MHCs throughou...
t the country. He also manages Killam's apartment developments. Prior to working at Killam, Michael held technology consulting positions with a P-3 schools consortium and other local and national real estate firms. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Dalhousie University.
Vice President, Ontario & Alberta
Carrie Curtis joined Killam in 2019. She is responsible for Killam's Ontario and Alberta portfolio, involving the busine...
ss's development and property management components. Before joining Killam, Carrie spent 21 years in consulting engineering, primarily focusing on the residential and ICI sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and is a Professional Engineer (licensed in Ontario).
Vice President, Operations
Brian Jessop oversees capital infrastructure projects and building operations at Killam. Before joining the team, he spe...
nt 12 years at Mount Saint Vincent University as VP Admin and Director of Facilities Management. Brian also worked at Bell Aliant in the Real Estate Services Division for Atlantic Canada and the QEII Health Sciences Centre. He recently received his ICD.D.
Vice President Marketing & Government Relations
Jeremy joined Killam in 2005 as Vice President Marketing & Government Relations, Jeremy has over 30 years of sales a...
nd market management experience. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St.F.X. University, an MBA from St. Mary's University, and recently received his ICD.D designation through the Institute of Corporate Directors. Jeremy is Board Chair of the Investment Properties Owners Association NS, sits on the Shelter NS Board, as well as various regional and national Homelessness committees.
Vice President, Human Resources
Colleen, a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), has worked in Human Resources Management for over 17 years ...
and joined Killam in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s University, a post-secondary diploma in Human Resources Management from Nova Scotia Community College, and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University. Committed to developing strategic human resource initiatives and a corporate culture that engages employees while driving corporate performance, Colleen has supported Killam in being recognized as a preferred Canadian employer.