Education: Dalhousie University, bachelor of commerce; 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.
Quote: "Unlike Justin Trudeau, I will not exploit my natural good looks and sex appeal for political gain." — Baillie speaking to his party earlier this year.