Michael Payne, Chief Administrative Officer

Mike PayneMike has been employed as the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer since July, 2018.

Mike enjoyed a thirty year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and served in a number of senior leadership roles before retiring in 2017. He was the first Detachment Commander for Berwick RCMP from 1999 – 2002 and was the Officer in charge of Kings RCMP from 2010 to 2013. He also served in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

Mike has Bachelors of Arts and Education; Certificates in Advanced Police Studies, Business Administration, and Human Resource Management; since employed as the CAO he has attained Certificates in Local Government Leadership, Asset Management and Energy Fundamentals for Leaders.

Mike is originally from Newfoundland and Labrador. He and his partner Jane have two sons; one is in the RCMP and the other is studying business. Mike has been a lifelong advocate of health and fitness and enjoys powerlifting. He is an avid reader of non-fiction and is passionate about wellness, family, public service and authentic leadership.