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​​Wayne G. Wouters
Corporate Director​

Mr. Wouters is Strategic and Policy Advisor to the law firm McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Wouters had a distinguished 37-year career in the federal public service, including five years serving as the Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada. As Clerk, he held the roles of Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Public Service. During his career, he has held the positions of Secretary of the Treasury Board, Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

Mr. Wouters has industry expertise in the oil and gas and natural resources, transportation, technology, telecommunications, and security sectors. 

Mr. Wouters was inducted by the Prime Minister as a Member of the Privy Council in 2014 and appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2017. 

Mr. Wouters graduated in Commerce (Honours) from the University of Saskatchewan and holds a MA in Economics from Queen's University. He holds several honorary degrees.