Drew Fagan

Co-Project Director

Drew Fagan is a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, where he teaches in the graduate degree program and leads other university initiatives.

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, editorial page editor, foreign editor, associate editor of Report on Business and Washington correspondent.

Drew serves on the board of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre in Washington, D.C. and other organizations. He is a senior fellow with the Public Policy Forum.

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.