Colwill, Brad CPA, CA

Chief Executive Officer
Innovation PEI
CEO's Office

Brad Colwill received his Chartered Accountant designation in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island, where he also assumed a teaching role as a sessional lecturer.

Brad Colwill began his career in public service in 2009. Since that time, he worked in a variety of roles in business development and finance until 2015 when he moved to the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning. There, he served as chief executive officer of PEI Student Financial Assistance Corporation, then executive director of Finance and Post-secondary Education until 2017 when he assumed the role of deputy minister for the department.

In May 2019, Brad was appointed Deputy Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Change and later became the Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action where he held that role until August 2023 when he became Chief Executive Officer of Innovation PEI.

As CEO, Brad works with the Innovation PEI team to achieve the goal of building a vibrant, diverse and growing economy in Prince Edward Island. He takes pride in seeing Island businesses foster innovation and achieve sustainable success in today’s business environment.

Born in Northam, Prince Edward Island, Brad now resides in Stratford with his wife and three children.


Contact Information

P.O. Box 910
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L9