Jennifer Angel

President and Chief Executive Officer of Develop Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia, Canada

Jennifer Angel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Develop Nova Scotia. Previously known as Waterfront Development, Develop Nova Scotia is a Crown corporation that is responsible for implementing and administering strategic infrastructure and property projects.


In 1999, Jennifer Angel received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2002, she earned her Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Saint Mary’s University. In addition, Angel completed a Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College from 1993 to 1994, as well as a Directors Education Program from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.


As President and CEO of Develop Nova Scotia, Jennifer Angel has expertise in real estate, infrastructure, program development, planning and design. Founded in 1976, the organization was originally intended to revitalize the post-industrial waterfront land in Halifax and Dartmouth. In July 2018, when Angel became its head, the organization’s name was changed to Develop Nova Scotia to reflect its expanded mandate encompassing strategic economic infrastructure and property projects across the province. Working with partners and communities to make Nova Scotia an incredible place to live, work, invest and visit, Angel is renowned for her ability to develop vibrant but accessible places.

Net Worth

Develop Nova Scotia has been working closely with partners and the community to support economic recovery alongside the work to build a more inclusive Nova Scotia. As of 2020, Develop Nova Scotia’s statement of operations was $80 million.


Angel is credited with shaping Nova Scotia’s most visited destinations by land and sea. Renowned for her ability to develop vibrant but accessible places, she is celebrated for her collaborative approach to infrastructure development, working closely with citizens, civic leaders, public agencies and investors alike. In 2021, Angel was named as a Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada. This award celebrates corporate leadership excellence, nominating Chief Executive Officers that are known for growing their business or organization by, advancing their industry while giving back to their community.