Chair OEFC and
Deputy Minister of Finance
[Appointed October 2014]
Scott Thompson was appointed to the position of Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Finance in October 2014. In his previous position as Deputy Minister, Policy and Delivery in the Ontario Cabinet Office, his primary role was to work with all Ministries in the Ontario Public Service and the Premier’s Office to establish and manage the government’s policy and legislative agenda.
Prior to Scott’s appointment to Cabinet Office, he was the Executive Lead for the Secretariat responsible for the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services (CROPS), otherwise known as the “Drummond Commission”, at the Ministry of Finance.
Throughout his 29 year tenure with the Ontario Public Service, Scott has served in various senior management positions in the Ministries of Transportation, Municipal Affairs, Finance, and Northern Development and Mines, as well as several roles in Cabinet Office.
Scott has previously served as: Assistant Deputy Minister, Provincial Highways Management, Ministry of Transportation; Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transportation; Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic, Environment, Justice and Intergovernmental Policy, Cabinet Office.
Scott began his public service career in 1985 after completing a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in urban planning at the University of Waterloo and graduate work in transportation planning at the University of Illinois.
In 2012, Scott was a recipient of the Silver medal in the Federal/Provincial/Territorial/Aboriginal category of the IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Award for his work with the Secretariat responsible for CROPS.
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