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Principal, Policy Driven Strategies


Steve Orsini is Principal, Policy Driven Strategies. Recently he served as Senior Vice-President and Chief of Staff, International, at Canopy Growth Corporation. In April 2019, Orsini was appointed Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. In May, he was appointed to the Advisory Boards of the Blockchain Learning Group and Convergence.Tech. 

Orsini has more than 30 years of experience in the public service, where he held numerous leadership positions. As Secretary of Cabinet, Head of the Ontario Public Service and Clerk of the Executive Council, Steve reported to the Ontario Premier and was responsible for 65,000 public-service employees.  Steve also served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister (DM) of Finance and Secretary of the Treasury Board, and DM of the Ministry of Revenue and Associate DM for Taxation, Pensions and Agencies (Liquor Control Board of Ontario and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation). He has also held several positions at the Ontario Hospital Association, including Vice-President of Policy and Public Affairs.

Orsini has a BA in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master’s in Environmental Studies (economic development).  He completed the Canadian Securities Course, Parts I and II of the CICA Tax Course and the Harvard Health Care Leadership Program.