Stuart MacLean

Stuart MacLean 
Stuart MacLean
Chief Executive Officer


In his 35 years with WCB Nova Scotia, Stuart MacLean has been driven by a passion to make a difference for the workers and employers of our province.

Appointed CEO in 2012, Stuart drives the WCB’s strategic vision while overseeing all aspects of its operations. He has guided the WCB through a major business transformation and toward financial sustainability. Under his watch, injury rates in the province have declined significantly, and are approaching half the number they once were.

Of all he does, Stuart says nothing is more important to him than his personal commitment to making workplaces safer, preventing workplace injury, and reducing its human impact on workers and their families.

Together with partners in government and the private sector, Stuart continues the WCB’s mission to make Nova Scotia a leader in workplace safety. His safety leadership has inspired change in workplaces across the province. 

Stuart has a business degree from Acadia University, an Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s University, an ICD designation from Rotman’s School of Business, and a Certified Executive Coach designation from Royal Roads University. He is an active volunteer in the community, serving as Past-Chair of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Halifax, and on the Board of Governors for Acadia University. He is the Past-Chair of the Board of the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, and has also served on the Board of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).