Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry Services, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Tom has been part of the senior management team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada since 2017 and became Assistant Deputy Minister of the Market and Industry Services Branch in 2021. His responsibilities include trade negotiations, agriculture and agri-food sectoral competitiveness, emergency management and departmental regional offices. Previously, Tom had served as the department’s Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy.
Before joining AAFC, Tom held senior positions at Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada.
Earlier in his career, Tom held a number of positions in both the public and private sectors related to economic and public policy analysis in natural resource sectors. This included assignments at NRCan, Industry Canada and the Forest Products Association of Canada.
A British Chevening Scholar, Tom holds a Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of London as well as Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Public Administration from Carleton University in Ottawa.