Premier Welcomes Jamie Baillie as New Chief of Staff
December 21, 2001 2:08 PM
Premier John Hamm today announced a number of changes to senior
staff, naming Jamie Baillie as chief of staff to the Premier's
Office and Alison Scott as deputy minister for Intergovernmental
"Jamie Baillie brings experience from the private sector and the
political field which will be of great assistance," said Premier
Hamm. "I look forward to working with him as we continue to meet
the commitments we've made to Nova Scotians."
Raised in Truro, Mr. Baillie graduated from Dalhousie University
with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988 and received his designation
as a chartered accountant in 1990. He is currently a senior
partner at the Halifax office of Ray and Berndston/Robertson
Surette, one of the country's largest executive search firms.
Mr. Baillie serves as the chair of the board of directors of the
Halifax Adult Services Society and is the vice-president of the
board of directors of the Neptune Theatre Foundation.
"I'm looking forward to supporting the premier and I'm extremely
honoured to be given this tremendous opportunity," said Mr.
Baillie. "The premier has a team dedicated to delivering fiscally
responsible government, better health care and quality education
to the people of Nova Scotia. It's great to have the chance to be
a key member of that team."
Mr. Baillie's appointment is effective Jan. 14, 2002.
Ms. Scott will be taking over as deputy minister for
Intergovernmental Affairs from Patricia Waring-Ripley who is
leaving the provincial government. Ms. Scott will continue as the
clerk/secretary to the executive council.
"Alison Scott is one of government's most senior and capable
public servants. I know she will meet with great success at
Intergovernmental Affairs," said the premier. "I enjoyed working
with Dr. Waring-Ripley and want to thank her for her work on
behalf of the people of Nova Scotia and wish her well in her
A graduate with honours from St. Francis Xavier University, Ms.
Scott received her law degree from Dalhousie University in 1980.
She has practised law with the Department of Justice for 13 years
and has served as clerk of the executive council under former
premiers Don Cameron and John Savage. Ms. Scott returned to
government in August 1999 to serve as secretary to the executive
council and, since January 2001, as clerk/secretary.
Ms. Scott's appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2002.
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Premier John Hamm today announced a number of key changes to
his senior staff. The premier named Jamie Baillie as his new
chief of staff and Alison Scott as deputy minister for
Mr. Baillie is currently a senior partner at Ray and
Berndston/Robertson Surette, one of Canada's largest executive
Ms. Scott has worked for the government for more than a
decade and is currently clerk of the executive council.
The premier said that he is pleased with the appointments
and is looking forward to working with Ms. Scott and Mr. Baillie.
Contact: Robert Batherson
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