EduNova issues call for search firm to fill President & CEO position

For Immediate Release

July 31, 2019


HALIFAX – EduNova launches a Request for Proposals (RFP) in the search for a new President and CEO.

EduNova is issuing an RFP for the services of an Executive Search Firm, seeking organizations interested in providing services to help identify potential candidates for the position of President and CEO.

The selected vendor will be responsible for supporting all facets of the recruitment process. The focus of the search will be within Canada; however, suitable applicants from outside of Canada will not be excluded from consideration.

“EduNova is excited to begin this search to secure a leader to support our strategic plan and deliver value to our member organizations across the province” – Mr. Saeed El-Darahali, Chair of CEO Search Committee

Since June 3, 2019, Interim President and CEO Rob Batherson has been leading operations and directing the efforts of staff and volunteers to develop and mobilize resources in support of EduNova’s mission.

EduNova hopes to appoint a successful candidate to the position of President and CEO of EduNova to commence no later than January 1, 2020.

“With the Board’s approval of the 2019-2024 strategic plan, EduNova is in a secure position to attract strong new leadership to build on its legacy of pioneering international student recruitment and retention initiatives in Nova Scotia.” – Dr. Peter Ricketts, EduNova Board Chair

Capitalizing on the momentum of the past 15 years, EduNova looks forward to securing a permanent leader to carry our legacy forward.


About EduNova Co-operative Limited

EduNova is a co-operative association of public and private-sector education providers in Nova Scotia, committed to promoting Nova Scotia’s knowledge economy internationally, with a focus on attracting and retaining international students.



Media Contact

Saeed El-Darahali

Treasurer and Chair CEO Search Committee