Rollie King

Rollie King was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Labour Relations in January 2018.


Rollie King began his career as a teacher and administrator at the school board-level before transitioning into the health sector, working as Assistant Director, Labour Relations and Salary Administration for Health Association Nova Scotia. In this position, he negotiated hundreds of collective agreements for health and community service sector employers.

Since joining the Government of Nova Scotia in 2013, Rollie has held increasingly senior positions, most recently as Senior Executive Director of the Public Service Commission. Rollie has a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Business Administration.


The associate deputy minister helps manage the department’s day-to-day operations and is responsible for labour relations.


  • supports the Public Service Commissioner in advancing the department’s mandate
  • oversees day-to-day operations of the department
  • provides leadership and advice on the province’s labour-related matters
  • leads and oversees the employee and labour relations and benefits teams

Previous roles

  • Senior Executive Director, Public Service Commission
  • Executive Director, Employee Relations and Benefits Division and Public Sector Labour Relations, Public Service Commission
  • Executive Director, Public Sector Labour Relations, Department of Finance and Treasury Board
  • Director, Health Sector Labour Relations and Compensation, Department of Health and Wellness