The Island Advance Steering Committee provides strategic direction and oversight to the work of the Island Advance Project Team.


Rory Francis – Executive Director, PEI BioAlliance

Without entrepreneurs, there is no economy.

Pam Williams – Partner, Cox & Palmer

We need to support and celebrate our entrepreneurs of all ages and stages in order to grow our economy and create an innovative community. It is exciting to see the interest generated by Island Advance and the important conversations that have started.

Jeff Murphy - President, Andrews Senior Care

Prince Edward Island businesses must chart their own course if we are to create true prosperity for all Islanders. As Islanders, we must create a culture that encourages entrepreneurship and risk taking, and teach our young people that anything is possible. An idea is only crazy until the day after it becomes a reality.

Penny Walsh-McGuire – Executive Director, GCACC , Ex Officio