The Honourable Wayne G. Wouters, PC, OC, brings extensive experience, strategic insight, and expertise to Foran, developed over his distinguished career in public service, including five years as Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada.
Mr. Wouters has deep roots in Saskatchewan. He was born and raised in the province, and he began his public sector career in 1977 with the provincial government. He served as Director of the Energy Policy Branch in the Department of Mineral Resources in the Government of Saskatchewan before then serving for multiple decades in various roles within the Federal Government of Canada. During his tenure, Mr. Wouters held various appointments including Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Deputy Minister of Labour, and Secretary to the Treasury Board before being appointed as the Clerk of the Privy Council in 2009. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2017, in recognition of his many years as a dedicated and insightful public servant.
Mr. Wouters received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in economics from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a Master of Arts in economics from Queen’s University. Mr. Wouters also sits on the Boards of Champion Iron Ltd., Blackberry Ltd., and Canadian Utilities Ltd.
Mr. Wouters currently holds the position of Strategic and Policy Advisor with McCarthy Tetrault, LLP.