Recognized and known for his strong leadership in the business world and as a public servant, PC Party leader Jamie Baillie has a strong plan to rebuild Nova Scotia’s economy and get us on the right track. He is a competent leader who will create more jobs and bring our sons and daughters home so Nova Scotia can grow.For five consecutive years, Jamie was recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs. As CEO, Jamie led Credit Union Atlantic to steady growth and increased dividends for members. He is a member of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Hall of Fame and in 2010 he was named a Fellow Chartered Accountant, the highest designation for that profession.
Before joining Credit Union Atlantic and making his mark on the business world, Jamie spent three years at the center of Nova Scotia’s government, serving as Chief of Staff to Premier John Hamm. While working for Premier Hamm, Jamie was intimately involved in bringing about important improvements to the public education system and balancing budgets.
During that time, Jamie’s negotiation skills and leadership were on display as he played in a key role in winning Nova Scotia’s $830 million offshore agreement with Ottawa.
Jamie knows that hard work is the key to success. After moving to Halifax from his hometown of Truro to attend Dalhousie University, Jamie went on to become a CA, graduating from the Canadian Securities Institute. He completed the High Potential Leadership program at Harvard Business School and worked as a Senior Partner with Robertson Surrette.
Jamie’s leadership transcends business and government. He has been deeply involved in serving numerous charities and causes. 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.