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Senior Fellow

Public Policy


Graduate Studies, Advanced Economic and Policy Analysis, Columbia University
Global Economic History, London School of Economics
Undergraduate, Queen's University


Michael McNair is the Global Managing Director of the 25+ country advisory team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change - supporting reforming leaders from Europe, to Africa, to Asia, on strategy, policy and delivery.

Michael previously served twelve years at the highest levels of politics and government in Canada. This included eight years as Head of Policy/Senior Advisor to Justin Trudeau, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, senior policy advisor to two Leaders of the Opposition, and senior staff on multiple national election campaigns. He has also worked several years as a strategy consultant; at McKinsey & Company, Deloitte and independently. His career started in M&A investment banking at CIBC World Markets.

He is an Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. His graduate studies were in Advanced Economic and Policy Analysis at Columbia University and Global Economic History at the London School of Economics, following undergraduate studies in History at Queen's University in Canada where he received the Tricolour Award.