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Chief Executive Officer - WCB Nova Scotia (Closed)

Chief Executive Officer

Halifax, NS

The composition of Nova Scotia’s growing and diverse economy and workforce is changing, creating an exceptional leadership opportunity to reimagine workplace safety and injury insurance programs that support the health and wellbeing of everyone. WCB Nova Scotia works with workplaces across the province to help prevent workplace injuries, establish strong return-to-work programs, and inform and inspire Nova Scotians to promote healthy and safe workplaces. When an injury occurs, the organization supports those whose lives it touches, fostering a timely and safe return to work. They also provide caring, compassionate support in the wake of workplace tragedy.

This is a pivotal time in WCB Nova Scotia’s history as it charts a transformational path. As a leader in Nova Scotia’s growing workplace safety culture, the organization is an advocate for a tomorrow described as welcoming, inclusive, equitable and attractive to all workers and employers. Leveraging significant investments in people, processes, and technology over the past several years, the organization is focused on working differently in the future to drive greater customer experience, innovation, opportunity, and outcomes for Nova Scotians.

WCB Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors is recruiting a visionary leader to serve as the organization's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Leading the organization into the future, the CEO has an exciting opportunity to build, enhance and expand on a solid foundation to help deliver quality services to the workers and employers of Nova Scotia.

Reporting to the Board through the Chair, the CEO is responsible for the organization’s strategic long-term leadership, KPI monitoring and day-to-day management. A visible leader, they will establish a province-wide presence, cultivating collaborative working relationships with internal and external partners. In addition, the CEO will proactively seek to understand issues and opportunities to generate trust and transparency to facilitate change.

Deeply aligned with the organization’s mission and values, the CEO will champion WCB Nova Scotia’s commitment to becoming a national leader in promoting workplace safety and delivering vital return-to-work programs and outcomes. They will inspire and foster an inclusive culture of innovation and continuous improvement, ensuring new ideas and creative approaches are considered and applied across projects, leveraging technology and data to enhance programs and services.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished strategic executive and authentic people leader with at least 10 years of experience leading change in medium to large, complex organizations. Experience or a deep understanding of employee benefits, or insurance, is an asset. The CEO is a highly skilled communicator and influencer who can effectively engage and build relationships with diverse groups. They are well-versed in policy, governance, and possess solid financial acumen. The preferred candidate is savvy in their ability to navigate public sector relationships, paired with a pragmatic, entrepreneurial spirit to encourage innovation and experimentation. The CEO has demonstrated experience and values the central role that technology can play in transforming business outcomes.

To learn more about WCB Nova Scotia, visit

Royer Thompson and WCB Nova Scotia embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you are a member of one of these underrepresented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

For further information about this incredible opportunity, please contact Amy Reid ( or Jenna Gromack ( To submit your resume and cover letter, please visit to apply online.

We will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please reach out if you require accommodations to participate in the application, interviewing or selection process.

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting, and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring, and entrepreneurial spirit.

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