Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Meet the Hamilton Port Authority’s Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Meet the Hamilton Port Authority’s Board of Directors
Our seven-member Board of Directors oversees the management and operation of the Port of Hamilton. Chosen for their extensive business and professional experience, members are appointed for three-year terms by harbour users and all three levels of government.

Matthew Moccio, Chair
Class 2 User Appointment

Matt was appointed to the Hamilton Port Authority Board of Directors on July 8, 2009. Matthew has been reappointed for a third term, running until July 7, 2018.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in the field of personal finance. He began his career in the Pension and Tax Departments of the Federal Government. Matt joined ScotiaMcLeod as a Wealth Advisor in February of 2004. He offers investment advice as well as retirement, tax and estate planning to families and organizations. Matt speaks regularly to groups in the community and to new advisors in his industry.

Matt sits on the Board of the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and is the co-founder of Cinema Insieme, an Italian film club. He was the founding Chair of the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival and created the St. Joe’s Healthcare – Around the Bay Race Charitable Partnership. He is a former Chair of St. Joe’s Homecare, a former Chair of Festitalia Corporation, a former member of the boards of the Hamilton Future Fund, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Chamber Music Hamilton. He has also served on many committees in the Arts, Healthcare and Municipal Government and has taught at Mohawk College’s School of Business.

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Kathy Watts
Class 2 User Appointment
Kathy was appointed to the Board of Directors on June 18, 2015 for a three year term.

Kathy has a  thirty plus year career as a senior healthcare professional in financial and clinical information management.   She is a proven leader in a multi site teaching hospital demonstrating strong management skills, effective interpersonal, communication and mentoring skills.  She has a profound ability to vision and bring vision to reality.  She has a passion for recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest.  Works well with all staff in an environment of openness and trust delivering value add financial and information support.

Kathy retired in December 2014 but previously was the Vice President of Finance and CFO for Hamilton Health Sciences since July 2007.  She has a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and an Executive MBA from Queens University.

Kathy has been a Board member for the North Hamilton Community Health Centre for 10 years where she has served as Treasurer and Chair.  In addition she is a Board member for the Institute Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto Ontario.

In her spare time she enjoys to golf and is an avid reader. 


City of Hamilton Appointment – Jim Howlett

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Robert Savage

Class 1 User Appointment
Robert was appointed to the Board of Directors on June 18, 2015 for a three year term.

Bob is the former Vice-President, Manufacturing, with Arcelor Mittal Dofasco. His 37-year career in operations management included 25 years in primary steelmaking.

In addition to his role with the Hamilton Port Authority, Bob is the current chair of the board of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a member of the board of directors of the Hamilton Community Foundation and has volunteered in a fundraising capacity for the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

Past board positions have included the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) (U.S.A.) and the Iron and Steel Society (ISS) (U.S.A.).

Bob graduated from Queen’s University with a B. Applied Science (Metallurgical) in 1975. In 1981 he earned an MBA from McMaster University. 

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Stan Keyes
Provincial Government Appointment
Stan was appointed to the Board of Directors on November 13th, 2015 for a three year term.

Hamilton born, Stan was a television news reporter in Barrie, Ontario for two years then returned home where he worked for CHCH TV-11 for thirteen-years (1975 – 1988). He was the elected Member of Parliament for his hometown Hamilton for sixteen-years serving under the Rt. Hon. John Turner, the Rt. Hon. Jean Chretien and the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin (1988 – 2004). He served as Minister of National Revenue, Minister responsible for Canada Post and for the Royal Canadian Mint and Minister of State for Sport. In 2005 Stan was appointed Canadian Consul General at Boston. He returned home to Hamilton and currently lends his expertise in government and media relations.

Stan has held numerous directorships on volunteer boards including the Catholic Youth Organization, the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, Big Brothers Association of Hamilton/Burlington and the Better Business Bureau. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Port Authority.

Stan is the recipient of the Governor General’s Medal (1992), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He was the first Canadian to receive the American Association of Port Authorities Award (Washington, D.C. – 1998) in recognition for his work on the Canada Marine Act. 


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