Volta, Canada’s East Coast Innovation Hub, has named four new members to its board of directors.

The board provides direction and leadership in carrying out Volta’s goal of building a community in which entrepreneurs can come together to learn from each other, grow their companies and expand to global markets.

The new board members are:

● Rhiannon Davies, former Chief Operating Officer of GrandVision N.V. and Co-Founding Partner of the Atlantic Women’s Venture Fund;

● Chris Huskilson, Founding Partner at Creative Destruction Lab-Atlantic and former Chief Executive Officer and President at Emera Inc.;

● Eva Lau, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Two Small Fish Ventures of Toronto;

● And Avvey Peters, Chief Strategy Officer at Kitchener, Ont.-based Communitech.

“Past and present, Volta is extremely fortunate to have talented, highly respected business leaders shape the direction and growth of our innovation hub,” said Volta CEO Jesse Rodgers in a statement. “The appointment of these industry experts will be invaluable to the continued growth of the startup community, and we are very excited to have them join our board.”

As well as Rodgers, the members returning to the board for another term are: Patrick Keefe, Partner at Build Ventures; Jevon MacDonald, Co-Founder of GoInstant and Manifold; business-to-business marketing strategist Ross Simmonds; and Thomas Rankin, Co-Founder and CEO of Dash Hudson.