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Mitch Davies

Mitch Davies

President
National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Mr. Davies, President of the National Research Council Canada (NRC) since December 2020, was previously the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector, at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). He was responsible for supporting key sectors of the Canadian economy and overseeing industrial and technological benefits associated with defence procurement. He also had responsibility for the Investment Canada Act

Since 2006, Mr. Davies held a number of senior executive positions at ISED, including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and founding executive of Innovation Canada. Mitch was also the Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector and Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Innovation Sector. Mr. Davies has also held executive roles across government, including at the Privy Council Office.

Mr. Davies holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba.