Critical Minerals Task Force,

Policy And Economics Branch, Natural Resources Canada

Andrew has over 13 years policy experience with the Canadian Government in a variety of roles.

He recently joined Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as Director of the Critical Minerals Task Force, where he works with his team to identify and develop strategies for Canada on critical minerals, including mechanisms for collaboration with federal, provincial and territorial governments, industry and the U.S., EU, Japan & Australia, to seize emerging opportunities.

Prior to joining NRCan, Andrew was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Privy Council Office, where he led on a variety of economic portfolios including international trade, defence procurement and foreign direct investment. He also managed the Cabinet Committee on Defence Procurement and, more recently, the Cabinet Committee on Operations.

Andrew got his start at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 2007, where he worked on multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations and trade and market access policy, as well as serving as the Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Programs.

Andrew has a Master Degree in Public Administration Management from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Development from the University of Guelph.