President, National Research Council Canada

Iain Stewart was appointed President of the National Research Council (NRC) effective August 24, 2016. As President of the NRC, Mr. Stewart is a participant of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee.

From July 2015 to August 2016, Mr. Stewart served as Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada. From June 2014 to July 2015, he served as the Assistant Secretary of the International Affairs, Security and Justice Sector at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS).

In addition, he has held a number of different leadership functions at Industry Canada, including Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategic Policy Sector, Secretary to the “Jenkins Panel” on Federal Support to Research and Development, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General of the Science and Innovation Sector, and Director of Consumer Industries in the Industry Sector. Since joining the public service, Mr. Stewart has also worked at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Transport Canada and TBS, where he became Director of Infrastructure Policy after working as an analyst for Fisheries and Oceans.

Outside of the public service, Mr. Stewart served as Assistant Vice-President, Research, at Dalhousie University and was a member of the NRC Council.

Born, raised and educated in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mr. Stewart holds a Master of Public Administration, a graduate diploma in Marine Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dalhousie University.