In 2013, Mike Samson was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB), a Crown agency of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador that manages and implements waste diversion and recycling programs in the province.
Prior to joining MMSB, Mike worked in the public sector for more than 25 years. In 2006, he was appointed CEO of Emergency Planning, Fire and Emergency Services where he guided implementation of an emergency management strategy designed to develop and maintain a modern and robust emergency management system in Newfoundland and Labrador. Previous senior positions include Deputy Minister of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Deputy Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs. In 2009, Mike also served as interim Chair and CEO of MMSB.
Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Acadia University and later pursued graduate studies in Canadian politics at Memorial University.
Mike resides in Torbay with his wife Joanne and daughter Emily.