Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Executive Director of Government House Halifax
Christopher McCreery is the Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Executive Director of Government House Halifax, a post he has held since 2009.
McCreery has extensive experience working with federal, provincial, Indigenous and municipal orders of government, and in the field of corporate governance and accountability. From 2012-18, he served as a Trustee of the Canadian Museum of History & Canadian War Museum, and since 2015 he has served on the national board of St. John Ambulance Canada. He has also advised federal, provincial and several Commonwealth governments on matters related to the Crown, vice-regal offices and honours.
Prior to his appointment as Private Secretary, McCreery worked for the Privy Council Office, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Speaker of the Senate and Senator Michael Kirby on initiatives such as the establishment of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the review of the National Honours System and matters related to protocol and Royal Tours.
He holds a doctorate in Canadian political history from Queen's University, is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the Queen's Centre for the Study of Democracy. Since 2005 he has also served as National Historian for St. John Ambulance, and is active with a number of other volunteer organizations.
Dr. McCreery's publications include more than fifty articles and fifteen books, including two Canadian non-fiction best sellers. In 2010 the Queen appointed him a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.