Executive CouncilPremier Announces New Chief of Staff
August 6, 2013
The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today
announced the appointment of Ross Reid as her new Chief of Staff. The
appointment is effective immediately. Mr. Reid replaces Brian Taylor who
served in the position since 2010.
“The incredible leadership, expertise and knowledge that Ross Reid brings to
this role are tremendous,” said Premier Dunderdale. “Mr. Reid’s background
in both the Provincial and Federal Governments is a great asset as he takes
on the role of Chief of Staff. Mr. Reid will play a key role in policy
development as I continue my mandate as leader of the province. I look
forward to working with Mr. Reid as we continue to secure a prosperous
future for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”
See the Backgrounder below for biographical information.
Premier Dunderdale also thanked Mr. Taylor for his years of service.
“I want to thank Brian Taylor for over 15 years of dedicated service to the
Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and I wish him every success in his
Mr. Reid has most recently served as Deputy Minister Responsible for the
Provincial Population Growth Strategy and will continue to play a leadership
role in the development of the strategy. He also served as the Deputy
Minister for the Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector with the Government of
Newfoundland and Labrador. From November 2003 to January 2007, Mr. Reid
served as Deputy Minister to the Premier. Prior to this, he was with the
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Ukraine, Ghana,
Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Mr. Reid has advised on and conducted democratic
development programs in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe
with a focus on political parties, elections, parliaments and civil society.
A former Member of Parliament and Cabinet minister representing Newfoundland
and Labrador in the Government of Canada, Mr. Reid has served as Chief of
Staff to the federal Minister of Finance and as advisor to the Prime
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