Steve Ashton

Steve Ashton

Vice-President, People and Organization Development
IWK Health Centre

Steve Ashton is the Vice-President, People and Organization Development at the IWK Health Centre. Over his 10 years at the IWK, he and his team have worked closely with internal and external partners, including the Mental Health Commission of Canada, to promote and support psychological and physical safety in the workplace. Prior to joining the IWK in 2008, he held senior HR leadership roles with Bell Aliant, and spent 12 years in executive search.

Steve teaches human resources in Dalhousie's Masters of Health Administration Program, and currently sits on the Boards of the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, and Nova Scotia Health Employees' Pension Plan. He is a past chair of CPHR-Nova Scotia, and a long-time volunteer and supporter of organizations who inspire youth in science, technology and innovation.