Housing Nova Scotia, the newly formed corporation responsible for affordable housing in the province, is seeking a new CEO as current head Rob Wood leaves to pursue a new opportunity in British Columbia. “I’d like to thank Mr. Wood for his invaluable work at the Department of Community Services and in forming Housing Nova Scotia,” said David Darrow, deputy minister to the Premier and head of the public service. “His work will have a lasting positive impact housing in Nova Scotia and his leadership at Community Services has positioned the department to make significant advances in the coming years. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.” Mr. Wood had served as deputy minister of Community Services for two years before moving into the role as CEO of Housing Nova Scotia earlier in May. He has accepted the position of British Columbia’s new deputy minister of education. Dan Troke, the current executive director of housing, will be appointed as acting CEO of Housing Nova Scotia, effective Oct. 7. A competition for a permanent replacement will begin immediately.