Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Seeks CEO for New Brunswick Medical Society

February 21, 2023 – Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) has been enlisted to find the next chief executive officer for the New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The CEO will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the NBMS and the general management of the society while representing New Brunswick physicians and advocating for the health of patients to the government, provincial, and national partner organizations, as well as the public, said Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette.

As a credible leader with exceptional relationship building skills, the new CEO will be expected to engage with, and effectively and transparently manage, the relationships with the NBMS membership and its diverse stakeholder base.

Working closely with the NBMS board of physician leaders, the CEO will be charged with advancing the performance of the health system through physician leadership and patient engagement, said the search firm. He or she will further increase adoption, integration, and access to electronic health information for all physicians. Providing exceptional physician services, volunteer opportunities, and learning experiences for physicians in New Brunswick is integral to the role.

The new leader must strive to achieve competitive, fair compensation that will contribute to a more effective effort to recruit and retain physicians, said KBRS. The individual will also be expected to effectively activate physician leaders on key policy decisions that influence the NBMS, its members, and the health system. Engaging, supporting, and enabling the NBMS team to provide quality services and support to New Brunswick’s physicians is also essential.

Key Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a confident senior leader with at least seven to 10 years of holding leadership positions with oversight for operational and strategic management in a complex, multi-stakeholder organization, said KBRS. A skilled relationship manager with a proven ability to build strong relationships with diverse partners, the right prospect must have a proven ability to think strategically and to effectively and efficiently manage both fiscal responsibilities and the day-to-day operations of a professional association.

Candidates should have proven ability to inspire, motivate, and empower high-performing teams. “You are creative, innovative and a skilled negotiator and project manager with the innate ability to think conceptually,” said the search firm. “You are an exceptional and influential communicator and are thoughtful and strategic in all that you do.”

“Your proven ability to navigate the channels of government, to effectively work with and represent stakeholders of your organization, and, ideally, your well-developed understanding of the healthcare system, will allow you to effectively navigate the relationship between government, and the membership,” said KBRS. “Functional ability to communicate in both official languages will be essential as you lead the NBMS in advancing its strategic priorities.”

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Founded in 1867, the New Brunswick Medical Society is the professional association representing and serving all 2,000-plus practicing, future, and retired physicians in the province. As the provincial division of the Canadian Medical Association, NBMS’s mission is to advance the interests of physicians and improve the healthcare system in New Brunswick for the benefit of its patients. Its twin goals are to represent and serve physicians, and advocate for the health of New Brunswickers.

Respected Recruiters

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, founded in 1975, has an extensive record of experience in executive search in Canada. The firm has a team of over 60 professionals located in offices in Halifax, Moncton, St. John’s, Edmonton and Toronto. The firm works in partnership with Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge’s 27 offices across Canada and Knightsbridge Amrop’s network of more than 80 offices in 50 countries, giving Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette both local presence and global reach.

KBRS is also looking for a president and CEO for Sault College, a publicly funded college in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Sault College wants a strategic, innovative, collaborative, and dynamic leader as it “embarks on a journey of continued growth and transformation in support of the college’s mission of continuing to be recognized as the pre-eminent student-centered postsecondary institution in the province,” said the search firm.

Candidates should bring a record of successful senior leadership experience in a post-secondary or similarly complex, multi-stakeholder organization characterized by a collegial governance structure and and/or a unionized environment, said Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette. “The ideal candidate will also possess experience in strategic planning, financial planning and management, external and government relations, fundraising, and individual and organizational development, and will be an impactful and effective communicator,” the firm said. Candidates with a doctoral (Ph.D.) or relevant terminal degree, as well as a minimum of five years of experience in the post-secondary sector are preferred.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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