About the President

Tom R. Williams

President and CEO
Northwest Territories Housing Corporation


Born and raised in Northwest Territories, Tom R. Williams, a Métis, has spent his life living and working in a number of communities across the Western Arctic.

Tom’s human resource career began in Inuvik, 32 years ago, where his first position with the Public Service was as a Personnel Officer with the GNWT’s Department of Personnel which eventually saw Tom promoted to Senior Personnel Officer.

Tom is very well known and respected by the Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal community across the North. After returning to the Mackenzie Delta in 2001, he was hired by the Gwich’in Tribal Council as Chief Operating Officer where he remained for seven years.

The public service came calling again, and in, 2008 Tom accepted the position of Associate Deputy Minister for the Department of Human Resources. In August 2009, Tom was promoted to Deputy Minister of Human Resources with the GNWT, a long journey from the Personnel Officer position that he first took on 32 years ago.

Tom Williams was later appointed as Deputy Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs in 2011. In September 2016, Mr. Williams became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation.