Deputy Minister, Office of Strategy Management, Government of Nova Scotia
As Deputy Minister of the Office of Strategy Management (OSM), Bernie Miller is committed to advancing the priorities of the people of Nova Scotia and to creating an environment that allows business to grow our economy. Bernie Miller was appointed as Deputy Minister of the inaugural Office of Strategy Management in October of 2017. Mr. Miller was also appointed Deputy Minister of the Department of Business in December 2017 and served in that capacity until March 2021. Before these appointments, Mr. Miller served as Deputy Minister, Office of Planning and Priorities and Senior Executive Advisor, Executive Council Office, for the Province from 2014 to 2017. Before being called to public service work, Mr. Miller was a leader in the private sector for 26 years. The last seven of which he was Managing Partner and CEO of McInnes Cooper – one of the 20 largest law firms in Canada. In his work with the community, Bernie is Managing Trustee of Killam Trusts, a private trust for advanced study and research. He is an Institute-certified Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors from the Rotman School of Management and previously served on the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council Board of Governors. Mr. Miller also worked with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, served on the Advisory Board of the 4Front Atlantic Conferences, and as a Trustee of the QEII Health Sciences Center Foundation. He remains a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.