Philippe Johnston

Mitch Davies

Chief Information Officer

Philippe is currently the Chief Information Officer for the National Research Council and the President of the CIO Association of Canada.  Prior to joining the NRC in April 2021, he managed the IM/IT Operations for Transport Canada starting in 2019. He also held the CIO position at the granting councils, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) from 2017 to 2019. He was at the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) from 2011 to 2016, where he led all parts of the internal IM IT organization, including the Deputy/CIO position for the last 2 years.

Prior to joining TBS, Philippe helped establish the Cyber Defence program at the Communications Security Establishment, while creating partnerships with academia, vendors and with key international organizations in the realm of cyber security.

Philippe is an experienced IM/IT executive who has been innovating and creating value for organizations for over 20 years.