Denise Perret was appointed Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness on January 16, 2017.
Denise has extensive experience in public law, policy development and management. She served as Corporate Counsel for Alberta Health, and then as the Department’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Planning and Policy Development. She has also served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Legal Services for Alberta’s Department of Justice and Solicitor General and Deputy Chief of the Policy Coordination Office in Alberta’s Executive Council.
Prior to coming to the Alberta Public Service, Denise was in-house counsel for the Alberta Appeals Commission for Workers Compensation. She has worked in private legal practice and served as City Solicitor for an Alberta municipality. She has also held several policy and management positions in the Saskatchewan Public Service. Throughout her career she has worked with and provided analytical, strategic and legal advice at an executive leadership level.
Denise has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Queen’s University. She received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2013.
Department of Health and Wellness
17th Floor, Barrington Tower,
1894 Barrington Street,
P.O. Box 488
Halifax, NS B3J 2R8
Phone (toll-free in Nova Scotia): 1-800-387-6665
Fax: (902) 424-4570