Steven Hart
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Steven Hart names Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Fredericton

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KBRS is pleased to have assisted the City of Fredericton in the appointment of its new Chief Administrative Officer. Additional details can be found in an exert from the City’s recent announcement below.  

THU, MARCH 11, 2021 @ 9:43 AM

Steven Hart, the current Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Oromocto, NB will be driving a few minutes up river from Canada’s Model Town on April 6, 2021 to become the top civil servant for the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick’s Capital City.

He will replace Chris MacPherson, who is retiring after 11 years in the CAO role and a career that has spanned more than 40 years with the City of Fredericton. Fredericton City Council has approved the appointment.

Hart has over 20 years of progressive experience in management and decision-making in complex and demanding public sector work environments. He worked for the Province of New Brunswick and the Canadian Armed Forces before assuming the top staffing role with the Town of Oromocto in 2018.


“After a nationwide search, I am happy to welcome someone from next door to take over as our new Chief Administrative Officer,” said Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien, who also chaired the CAO Selection Committee. “Mr. Hart knows the Greater Fredericton area, has a deep understanding of municipal, provincial and federal politics, and a proven track-record in leadership.”

“Working in municipal government has been very rewarding and I am excited to work for this incredible city,” said Steven Hart. “I look forward to the joining the team at the City of Fredericton and working with City Council and staff to deliver the services that positively impact so many people.”  

Steven Hart Biography:

Before becoming Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Oromocto, Steven Hart served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Seniors and Long-Term Care and as Vice-President of Strategic Procurement at the Province of New Brunswick. He also worked with Department of Public Safety on a project related to Emergency Management and Resiliency.

During his time with the Canadian Armed Forces, Hart served as the Acting Deputy Commander of 5 CDSG Gagetown and was a Commanding Officer of the Logistics Unit at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. Prior to his posting to Gagetown in 2012, he occupied various command and staff appointments in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba, and was fortunate to serve with outstanding people in Eritrea and Afghanistan.

Hart holds a BA (Hons) Degree from the Royal Military College in the fields of Economics and Commerce. He has a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University, where he earned the "Chancellor's Award" for highest academic performance in the program. He has carried out other studies at the Canadian Forces College.

He is currently President of the Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick and a member of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators. He sits on the Board of Directors for Ignite Fredericton and the Advisory Board for the Fredericton International Airport. Hart, his wife and son, have a home in Fredericton.