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David Hallett, Associate Deputy Minister

Associate Deputy Minister

David Hallett

David Hallett was appointed to the position of Associate Deputy Minister effective January 2010.

David is a results oriented senior level executive with extensive transformational experience acquired over a period of 15 years working in the private sector and 10 years working in the public sector.  He is motivated by challenging business situations  where executives are expected to transform and lead highly responsive organizations that deliver tangible results.

Prior to assuming the position of Associate Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, David was Associate Deputy Minister, Ontario Shared Services at the Ministry of Government Services from July 2004 to December 2009.

During his time at Ontario Shared Services, David successfully developed and executed comprehensive transformation strategies that repositioned OSS into a high performance enterprise class organization that has been recognized internationally as a leader in the delivery of innovative and efficient back-office and supply chain management services.

Most recently, David joined eHealth Ontario in June 2009 as Chief Operating Officer on an interim basis.  Over a 7 month period, he worked with the Board, 2 interim Chief Executive Officers and a completely new executive management team to effectively address a very difficult and challenging business environment facing the agency.

Prior to assuming the position of Associate Deputy Minister,  Ontario Shared Services, David was Chief Information Officer for the Central Agencies I&IT Cluster; a position he held from July 2000 to July 2004.

In the role of Chief Information Officer, David had the privilege of creating not one, but two I&IT organizations to better serve the needs of the Cabinet Office, Management Board Secretariat and the Ministry of Finance.  His span of accountability included the Ontario government’s critically important tax systems, as well as its enterprise class financial, human resources, and payroll systems.

David joined the Ontario Public Service in July 2000 from the private sector where he spent 15 successful years as an executive at two great Canadian corporations, Loblaw Companies Limited and the Oshawa Group Limited.

Throughout his career, David has established a solid reputation for  his customer focus, his long-term approach to delivering value, and his commitment to building high performance organizations.

David holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and an Honours in Business Administration from Algonquin College in Ottawa Ontario.

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