Neil Bouwer is a Professor of Practice at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. He has served as an Assistant Deputy Minister at the Canada School of Public Service, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Natural Resources Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the Privy Council Office of Canada; and in executive positions at the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, Human Resources and Social Development Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada. He has also worked at the Department of Finance and Western Economic Diversification Canada, and has Economics degrees from McGill University and St. Thomas University. Neil was instrumental in the creation and operation of the Government of Canada Policy Community, Data Community, and the Free Agent Program.