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Heather de Berdt Romilly, Vice-President

Heather is Vice-President of de Romilly & de Romilly Ltd. which has been providing environmental and labour consulting services since 1995.  The company has established domestic and international expertise regarding the provision of consulting services in human resource services, policy, planning, and legislative and regulatory preparation.  Heather has been providing private consulting services through de Romilly & de Romilly since November 2003 which projects have included change management processes, performance management and governance issues, workflow analysis, human resources renewal, human resource planning, research and evaluation, policy development, strategic planning, and facilitation. 


Heather was recently retained by the Asian Development Bank as an international human resource development specialist and worked in Mongolia advising the government on reform of higher education. Project work over the past four years has specialized in the provision of human resources consulting services to public service organizations specifically in the areas of; governance, performance management, organizational design, change management, research and evaluation, policy development, strategic planning, facilitation and organizational design.

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Heather has 20 years senior management experience working in the public sector human resource function, specifically 8 years working with the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission most recently as the Director of Policy.  She has a broad range of specialized expertise in human resource management including change processes, restructuring initiatives, strategic planning, internal group facilitation, policy development, evaluation and implementation, human resources research, human resources program evaluation and mediation.  Policy experience includes workforce planning, recruitment and retention initiatives, succession planning strategies and human resource strategy development. 


Heather is a lawyer with a Master of Laws in human resource management and dispute resolution.  She has applied her legal expertise to all facets of the human resource function.  Heather is a certified change management professional having completed the AdPro Prosci Change Management Certification in 2009.  Heather was formerly the Director of Employment Equity at the Technical University of Nova Scotia and assisted the organization with receiving a Certificate of Merit from the Conference Board of Canada in recognition of the implementation of exemplary measures to support employment equity under the Federal Contractors’ Program. 


Heather has extensive not-for-profit experience as former Chair of the Board of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre and the first female President of the ADR Institute of Canada.  Heather has extensive experience mediating workplace disputes and developing dispute resolution policies and programs.

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