Education: Bachelor of Commerce, Dalhousie University, Halifax; Canadian Securities Institute, chartered accountant.
Early Years: Baillie grew up in Truro, N.S., and later worked as a chartered accountant.
Career: Senior partner at human resources consulting firm Robertson Surrette; vice-president of finance for CitiGroup Properties; chief of staff to former premier John Hamm; and president of Credit Union Atlantic.
Politics: Became leader of the party in August 2010. First elected to the legislature in an October 2010 byelection in the riding of Cumberland South.
Family: He lives with his wife and two daughters in Halifax. After he won the party leadership Baillie said he wouldn't uproot his family and move to his riding.