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Drew Fagan, Director


Appointed by the government of Canada in June 2021

Drew Fagan is a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. He teaches in the graduate degree programs and leads other university initiatives, including as co-director of the Ontario 360 policy project.

Drew also is a senior advisor at McMillan Vantage Policy Group, a national public affairs firm affiliated with the law firm McMillan.

Drew previously spent 12 years in leadership positions with the governments of Ontario and Canada.

With Ontario, he was Deputy Minister of Infrastructure. He was also Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, with responsibility for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Drew joined the Ontario Public Service from the federal government, where he was Assistant Deputy Minister for policy planning at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada).

Before becoming a public servant, he worked at The Globe and Mail, including as parliamentary bureau chief and Washington correspondent.

In addition to Waterfront Toronto, Drew is a board member of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.

Drew holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts degree from Western University. He received his ICD.D designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, in 2017.