Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs
Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs Advisory Board
Drew Fagan recently left public service after many years working in senior positions at the federal and provincial level.
Mr. Fagan was most recently Deputy Minister responsible for the highly-successful 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport with the Government of Ontario. He previously spent four years as Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, with responsibility for overseeing government-wide capital expenditure.
Mr. Fagan joined the Ontario Public Service in 2009 from the Government of Canada, where he was Assistant Deputy Minister for strategic policy and planning at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In that role, Mr. Fagan served as the the Prime Minister’s personal representative to the Asia-Pacific summit (APEC) process.
Before becoming a public servant and diplomat in 2004, Mr. Fagan worked at The Globe and Mail, where he held numerous senior positions including parliamentary bureau chief, editorial page editor and columnist, foreign editor, associate editor of Report on Business and Washington correspondent.
Mr. Fagan is now a fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute, the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University. He is interim editor of the Literary Review of Canada and serves on the board of directors/advisory board of the University of Calgary School of Public Policy, the Canadian Club of Toronto and French for the Future. He was a member of the United Way of Toronto’s campaign cabinet in 2013 and 2014, when he led Ontario Government campaigns that raised almost $15-million.
Mr. Fagan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario.