Jacques Pinet is currently the President of Cape Links Ltd., specializing in business development. Cape Links works with both private sector and public sector entities in the realization of projects across a wide spectrum of interests including natural resources, transportation, energy, agriculture and academia.
Pinet was Deputy Minister to the Premier of New Brunswick, President of the Regional Development Corporation, CEO of the New Brunswick Jobs Board and Chief Economic Advisor to the Premier from 2015 to 2018.
Pinet worked for many years in Business Development, Insurance and Law before commencing his work in the public service. While Vice-President of business development at Assumption Life, Pinet led his team in the expansion of the company’s distribution network from the Atlantic Provinces and Québec to include all the provinces and territories of Canada.
Prior to joining Assumption Life in 2003, Pinet practiced law, specializing in civil litigation. Previously, Pinet was a member of the Board of Directors of Opportunities New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Pinet has been involved in numerous charitable and community organizations such as the George Dumont Hospital Foundation, the Miramichi Salmon Association and the Abderdeen Cultural Centre Fundraising Cabinet. Pinet currently sits on the board of the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Pinet holds degrees in Business Administration and Law from the Universite de Moncton and has been a member of the New Brunswick Law Society and the Canadian Bar Association since 1996.
In his younger years Pinet played hockey in the Quebec Major Junior League and was captain of the University of Moncton Blue Eagles Hockey team. Pinet is an avid fly fisherman, bird hunter, skier and gardener. Pinet resides on the coast in Grande Digue, New Brunswick with his wife Chief Justice Tracey DeWare and his pointer, Chester. They are the parents of three sons.
Pinet brings with him a wealth of experience in business development and a passion for the Province of New Brunswick.