Laura Lee Langley is the Deputy Minister of the Office of the Premier, Deputy Minister of Treasury and Policy Board, Clerk of the Executive Council, Head of the Public Service, Chief Executive Officer of Communications Nova Scotia, and the Public Service Commissioner.
She began her career as a journalist in the early 1980’s and worked in both radio and television as a reporter, anchor and producer. In the late 1990’s she made a career transition to public relations and communications, developing expertise in communication for leaders, employee engagement, and strategic management–interests she discovered while completing a Master of Public Administration Degree at Dalhousie University in 2002.
In 2004, Laura Lee was appointed the first Assistant Deputy Minister of Communications Nova Scotia. In January 2010, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage–later Communities, Culture and Heritage. She was appointed Public Service Commissioner in October of 2013, and added Deputy Minister of the Office of the Premier and accompanying responsibilities in June of 2016.
Laura Lee has served as a board member for various professional and community organizations and is known as a champion for diversity and inclusiveness. She has been recognized by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as a Champion of the Workplace for her work in this area.
Laura Lee believes in life-long learning and in maximizing the power of people in systems. In June 2015 she completed a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University, which serves her well in her current roles with the Nova Scotia government.