Fred Crooks was appointed Chief Regulatory Officer of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness in May 2015.
Fred started working with the Government of Nova Scotia in 2015 as Chief Regulatory Officer of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service.
Before joining the Government of Nova Scotia, Fred worked for Bell Aliant as Executive Vice-President of Corporate Services. He reported to the CEO and board of directors, and oversaw human resources, labour relations, legal services, regulatory affairs, communications and public affairs.
Fred also worked in the private sector as a senior partner with an Atlantic Canada law firm for more than 20 years.
Chief Regulatory Officer, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness
The Chief Regulatory Officer of the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness leads the office’s work to help government identify and remove regulatory burdens for businesses and citizens. They also provide advice on best practice in regulation, regulatory reform and service effectiveness to make it easier for businesses and citizens to understand and comply with regulations.
- providing advice to Cabinet on alignment of regulatory proposals with best practice principles
- measuring the impact of regulatory proposals in time and cost
- helping reduce regulatory burden for businesses and citizens
- working with federal, provincial and municipal governments to bring different levels of regulations in line with each other
- making sure that the health, safety and wellbeing of people, communities and the environment are protected when regulatory burden is reduced
- Executive Vice-president of Corporate Services, Bell Aliant
- senior partner in an Atlantic Canada law firm