Andrew Thomson’s executive experience, in both public and private sectors, has focused extensively on issues of economic and human capital development. With more than a decade in elected office, and experience serving in senior Cabinet roles — including as Saskatchewan’s Minister of Finance, Minister of Learning, and Minister of Energy — he has a deep understanding of government policy. As an executive with Cisco Systems, based in Toronto and subsequently the Asia Pacific region, he led public sector initiatives focused on creating new partnership and business models within the higher education sector across OECD and emerging markets. Today, he serves on the University of Toronto’s leadership team with responsibility for engaging government on issues that will drive the future of Canada’s economic, social, and cultural growth.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (1990) from the University of Saskatchewan and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) for his service to the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Family Service Toronto and on the Economic Development Committee of the Toronto Region Board of Trade.Back to steering committee