The former chair of the Premiers’ Council on Canadian Health Awareness has been named the new assistant deputy minister of Nova Scotia Health Promotion. Premier John Hamm announced today, Jan. 30, that Duff Montgomerie will replace Scott Logan, who has been seconded from the government of Nova Scotia to the position of CEO of the Halifax 2014 Commonwealth Games candidate city bid. “Mr. Montgomerie brings a great deal of experience and commitment to this important leadership position,” said Premier Hamm. “Duff has a proven record of good judgment in a number of public policy arenas, including his work in my office, his senior policy position at Treasury and Policy Board, and his chairmanship of the Premiers’ Council on Canadian Health Awareness. “I have every confidence he will continue the momentum that has been developed at Nova Scotia Health Promotion. In a short, three-year time span, Health Promotion has opened up a number of channels that will help create a lasting culture of health and well-being for Nova Scotians. Duff is the right person to continue this critical work.” Most recently director of community relations for the Premier’s Office, Mr. Montgomerie has a great deal of administrative and health promotion experience. He served as the executive director of the Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission, director of the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation, and as a member of the Canada Games Council board of directors. The transition of responsibilities between Mr. Logan and Mr. Montgomerie is expected to take place gradually over the next month with completion expected by March 3. See the press release at the Events Halifax website.