President, National Research Council of Canada
Mitch Davies became the President of the NRC on December 28, 2020.
Mr. Davies 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 has held a number of senior executive positions at the department, 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.