Announcement from NRC:

On December 18, 2020, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED), announced the appointment of Mitch Davies as the President of the NRC, effective December 28, 2020 until September 2022.

Mitch Davies has held various leadership positions in the public service. Most recently, he was Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of the Industry Sector at ISED, where he played a key leadership role at the forefront of Canada’s innovation and industrial response to COVID-19. Previously, Mitch held a number of key positions at ISED that helped advance policy priorities for science, innovation and industry, including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Innovation Canada, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategic Policy Sector, and Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Science and Innovation Sector. He also held senior positions in the Privy Council Office and at Employment and Social Development Canada.