Colin has over 20 years of healthcare management and leadership experience, working in both the private and public sector with roles in facilities management consulting, long term care, health authority operations and project/transformation management. In 2001 Colin joined Colchester East Hants Health Authority as Vice President Operations, providing leadership for corporate and support services, strategic and operational planning and facility and service transformation. From 2012-2015 Colin held provincial roles with a focus on building and providing corporate and administrative services for the District Health Authorities and the IWK Health Centre; and as the project manager for the consolidation of the nine health authorities in Nova Scotia. In April of 2015 Colin joined the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) as the Transformation Executive Lead where he was responsible for managing and executing a multi-year initiative for the transformation of health services and the redesign of organizational structure of the NSHA. In February, 2017 Colin took on the role of Vice President of Quality and System Performance – responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategic plans, goals and objectives to support the delivery of provincially integrated health programs and services. In this role Colin ensures there are structures, systems and processes in place to enable the Nova Scotia Health Authority to achieve the best outcomes in health care program and service with a focus on quality, performance and patient safety.
Colin is a graduate of the Health Administration program of Dalhousie University and a Certified Health Executive (CHE) with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. He is the current chair of the Bluenose Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, Co-chair of the College’s Chapter Advisory Council; and an advisory council member with the Nova Scotia node of Emerging Health Leaders.