New Public Administrator Named

Public Service Announcement

Hay River — October 9, 2018

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, has appointed Mr. Brian Willows of Hay River, as the new Public Administrator for the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) effective October 5th, 2018.

Mr. Willows replaces Mr. Maher who has served as Public Administrator since May 2009.

Mr. Willows brings a wealth of experience to the Public Administrator position including senior positions with the Northwest Territories Power Corporation that included overseeing an operating budget of $60 million annually.


Minister Abernethy extends his deep appreciation to Mr. Michael Maher for his dedication and service, as he concludes his role as Public Administrator effective October 5, 2018.

The Public Administrator is appointed under the Hospital Insurance and Health and Social Services Administration Act (HISSSA) and is responsible to carry out the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Management as identified in the HRHSSA Bylaws. The Public Administrator is not involved in the day-day operation of the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority.


Media Contact:

Charlotte Digness
Media and Communications Coordinator
Government of the Northwest Territories
Ph: 867-767-9140 ext. 11092