Michael McNair

Affiliated Researcher

Michael McNair is the Global Managing Director of the advisory team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change – supporting reforming leaders worldwide on strategy, policy and delivery.

Michael served twelve years at the highest level of government and politics in Canada.  This includes 2012-20 as Head of Policy / Senior Advisor to Justin Trudeau – the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, senior policy advisor to two Leaders of the Opposition, and senior staff on multiple national election campaigns.   

He has also worked several years as a strategy consultant; at McKinsey & Company, Deloitte and independently. His career started in finance at CIBC World Markets and TD Waterhouse.

His graduate studies were in Advanced Economic and Policy Analysis at Columbia University and Global Economic History at the London School of Economics, following undergraduate studies in History at Queen’s University in Canada.

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