John Whitehead, Senior Consultant at The Earnscliffe Strategy Group
John Whitehead’s experience in government spans taxation policy; federal-provincial fiscal relations; fiscal policy; Treasury Board operations; business planning; energy policy; and agency relations. He contributed expert policy advice to the development of 28 Ontario budgets. John has served as Assistant Deputy Minister within the Ontario Ministries of Finance, Economic Development and Innovation, Infrastructure and Energy, and had extensive experience in the Treasury Board Office, Taxation Policy Branch and Regulatory Affairs. He also served as Chief Administrative Officer for the ministries of Energy and Infrastructure.
John was lead executive for several strategic initiatives and outreach including: aboriginal relations and consultation on green energy, federal-provincial negotiations for a new health care funding agreement, and representing Ontario’s trade policy interests.