John Knubley has been Deputy Minister of Industry since September 2012. In his role, he promotes strong regulatory and market place frameworks for Canada; supports innovation in the economy to address competitiveness and productivity challenges; and works with business generally, especially small business to help address their challenges.
He has been a longstanding public servant with experience in over eight departments, including the Privy Council Office, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Transport and Infrastructure Canada, Natural Resources Canada as well as the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
John is married and has three children and lives in Ottawa. He has degrees in politics and economics from Yale, Oxford, Harvard and Nice universities.