About the CEO

About the CEO

Nancy MacCready-Williams is CEO of Doctors Nova Scotia, the professional medical association representing over 3,500 physicians in the province.

Nancy MacCready Williams - CEO

Since 2011, Nancy has led Doctors Nova Scotia in supporting a healthy and vibrant physician community while working with health-system leaders and partners to transform health-care delivery in Nova Scotia.  

Nancy’s earlier career included the practice of law, followed by a number of progressively more senior roles at the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, the last seven years spent as their CEO. Nancy obtained her Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1989. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Saint Mary’s University) and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations (Queen’s University). In 2013, Nancy received her ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Nancy holds the distinction of being admitted to Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO Business Hall of Fame, having been named one of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs for five consecutive years. She’s also the recipient of the Progress Club Women of Excellence Award (Management and the Professions), the Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow Award, and she has recently been inducted into the Bertha Wilson Honour Society at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. 

Staying active in her community is also a priority for Nancy, who sits chairs the Events East Board of Directors overseeing the Halifax Convention and Scotiabank Centres. Nancy also sits on the Medicus Pension Plan Board of Directors and has served on the Boards of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Dalhousie University, United Way Halifax Region and Opera Nova Scotia.

Nancy lives in St. Margaret’s Bay, N.S., with her husband, Alan, and they have three adult sons, Tristan, Sof and Evan.