Peter Conlon, interim CEO

Peter Conlon is the interim CEO of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. The CEO is appointed by, and accountable to, the Deputy Minister responsible for the Agency, and is responsible for its general leadership and management. In addition, the CEO takes direction from the Apprenticeship Board to ensure the voice of industry is heard by Agency operations. The CEO is accountable to the Board to communicate its recommendations to the Minister, and to advance the goals of the apprenticeship and trades qualifications system.

Peter was appointed in November 2022 to work with industry, apprentices, the Department, the Board, the NSAA team, its clients and partners to modernize the apprenticeship system, making it more efficient and responsive for employers, apprentices and equity-deserving groups to access apprenticeship and to experience success.

"It's time to create a 21st century Apprenticeship Agency to address 21st century skilled trades issues."

Peter's Bio

Peter Conlon is a long-time veteran of the Canadian high technology industry, having worked in finance, planning, operations, marketing, and management for companies in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Mexico, the USA, and Italy. Over the years, Peter has worked in senior management and Board positions in companies large and small. For the past two years, through his own venture (New Mosaic Advisory Limited), he has brought his many years of experience to organizations looking to address issues of leadership, strategy, growth, and employee engagement.

Peter is not a subscriber to stylistic, prescriptive solutions to problems. He recognizes and appreciates that organizations face challenges that are deeply personal and need individual attention. Great leadership and communication are required to allow teams to work on issues together in a safe, well-defined environment.

Peter was selected as Business Person of the Year at the 2010 Halifax Business Awards and was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame in 2014. He was awarded his professional Directors’ designation (ICD.D) in 2014 and is often called on to speak about leadership, vision, and team building.