Tim Sargent, Deputy Minister for International Trade
The Prime Minister appointed Timothy Sargent to the position of deputy minister for international trade effective October 24, 2016.
Prior to joining Global Affairs Canada, Mr. Sargent was an associate deputy minister at Finance Canada and the department’s senior representative to the G7, the G20 and to the Financial Stability Board of the G20, between November 2014 and October 2016. Before working with Finance Canada, Mr. Sargent served as an associate deputy minister at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Previously, Mr. Sargent worked at the Privy Council Office for five years where he was responsible for advising the Prime Minister on range of economic and social issues, and was Assistant Secretary to several Cabinet committees. Before moving to Privy Council Office, Mr. Sargent held various positions in Finance Canada in the areas of macroeconomics and financial markets.
Mr. Sargent grew up in Yorkshire, United Kingdom. He has a B.A. in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester, a Master's degree in Economics from Western University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia. He is married with two children and lives in Ottawa.