James M. Dickson is the Chair of Empire Company Limited. He is a professional engineer and a lawyer. He is counsel to the law firm of Stewart McKelvey, with over 30 years of experience practicing primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities. Mr. Dickson is a trustee of Crombie REIT. He served as lead director of Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated, is a past Chair of the Board of Regents of Mount Allison University and a past Chair of the IWK Health Centre Foundation. Mr. Dickson is a graduate of Mount Allison University, the Technical University of Nova Scotia and the University of Calgary.