Jamie Baillie is an experienced leader with a proven record of success. He brings strong new leadership and direction to the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia. Jamie will lower taxes, stop wasteful spending and create jobs through a stronger economy.
Jamie is a Chartered Accountant and was recently designated as a Fellow Chartered Accountant, the highest designation for that profession.
For five consecutive years, Jamie was recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 business leaders. Guided by the small town values of hard work, living within your means, caring about your neighbour and helping others succeed, Jamie led Credit Union Atlantic to steady growth and increased dividends for members.
Jamie learned these small town values growing up in Truro. Following in the footsteps of leaders like G.I. Smith and Robert Stanfield, these values have served him well as a successful businessman, husband and father of two young daughters.
Like many Nova Scotians, Jamie knows what it's like to leave home for the city. After moving to Halifax to attend Dalhousie University, Jamie went on to become a CA, graduate from the Canadian Securities Institute and completed the High Potential Leadership program at Harvard Business School. In addition to leading Credit Union Atlantic to record growth, Jamie has worked as a Senior Partner with Robertson Surrette, a well-known executive search firm and as the Vice-President of Finance for CitiGroup Properties.
Jamie believes deeply in public service. In 2002, Premier John Hamm called upon Jamie to serve as his Chief of Staff. Jamie played a key role supporting the Premier in improving our public education system and balancing budgets.
Jamie is also a leader in community service. In 2008 and 2009 he co-chaired the record-breaking United Way of Halifax Region campaign. He has served as Chair of the Board for Neptune Theatre and as a Director of the Halifax International Airport Authority. He served as a member of the Board of Governors at Dalhousie University and of the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame and is a Past President of Prescott Group, a sheltered workshop for intellectually challenged adults.
Jamie is concerned about the future of everyday families who are working harder but taking home less of their earnings. He is a strong voice for Nova Scotians who share his values of hard work, living within your means and caring about your neighbour. These are Progressive Conservative values that can once again make Nova Scotia the best place to live in Canada.