Shelley Rowan

Shelley Rowan
VP, People and Strategy 


Since joining WCB Nova Scotia in 1998, Shelley Rowan has held a number of executive roles, providing guidance and oversight to help the people, strategies, and services of the organization flourish. She is currently Vice President, People and Strategy, where her responsibilities include leading a wide range of the WCB’s corporate functions, including our new innovation framework.


Most recently, as VP, Prevention and Service Delivery, the teams in Shelley’s portfolio have supported lasting change in safety cultures in fishing, health care, and other industries. Having redefined the way we work with key partners in prevention under the Workplace Safety Strategy, Shelley has more recently focused a great deal of effort in improving mental health outcomes, and supporting Nova Scotia’s first responder community.

Previous to the WCB, Shelley’s career spanned a number of roles in the federal and provincial public sector, from federal crown corporations to regional health authorities.

She is a former member of the Board of Directors for Threads of Life, a national organization dedicated to providing support for families impacted by workplace tragedy, and has served on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety, and more locally, on the Board of Governors for Mount Saint Vincent University.