As Executive Director, Policy and Corporate Services, with the Department of Communities Culture and Heritage, Kathleen contributes to the department’s efforts to drive impact and create societal change through policy, funding and strategic oversight. With over 20 years of diverse experiences in both the private and public sector, Kathleen is known to bring creativity and innovation to complex challenges and believes the arts and culture sector plays a significant role in the success of Nova Scotia. Prior to joining Nova Scotia’s public service, Kathleen held various leadership positions at Aliant, and Bell Aliant. Joining the public service as Managing Director of Marketing and Creative Services with Communications Nova Scotia, Kathleen led a team of experienced communicators to maximize the potential of their expertise in the design, delivery and evaluation of strategic marketing activities, including provincial branding. A passionate Nova Scotian, Kathleen resides in Halifax with her husband Dave, their two children and Phoebe, her spunky corgi.