Recognized as one of Canada’s foremost experts in public policy, Drew Fagan draws on a distinguished background that includes 12 years in leadership positions with the governments of Ontario and Canada. In addition to his role at McMillan Vantage, Drew is a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
Drew provides strategic counsel to clients in numerous sectors, including infrastructure, transportation, tech and clean tech, higher education and natural resources. He has worked with departments, ministries, agencies and boards at all three levels of government as well as with Indigenous organizations and public interest startups.
Drew was a long-time Deputy Minister with the Province of Ontario. His portfolios included the Ministry of Infrastructure, where he oversaw development of both of Ontario’s recent long-term infrastructure plans, and Tourism, Culture and Sport, with responsibility for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.
Prior to these roles, Drew was Assistant Deputy Minister for strategic policy and planning at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada).
Before becoming a public servant in 2004, Drew worked at The Globe and Mail, including as parliamentary bureau chief, associate editor of Report on Business and Washington correspondent.
Drew serves on numerous boards, including Waterfront Toronto, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. He also is involved in numerous think tanks and university institutes, including as co-director of Ontario 360.