David McLaughlin has over thirty years of governance experience at senior levels in both federal and provincial levels of government including most recently as Clerk of the Executive Council, Cabinet Secretary, and Head of the Public Service in the Government of Manitoba.
In the past, David has served as President and CEO of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy and as a Deputy Minister within the governments of New Brunswick and Manitoba. This includes Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in both provinces, Deputy Minister of Policy and Planning and Secretary to the Cabinet Committee on Policy and Priorities in New Brunswick, Deputy Minister to the N.B.Commission on Legislative Democracy, and Deputy Minister for the Climate and Green Plan Implementation Office in Manitoba. He also served as Executive Director, Council of the Federation’s Panel on Fiscal Imbalance.
He has served as Chief of Staff to both the federal Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister of Canada.
David has a BA (Honours) from Mount Allison University, an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University, and an MBA from the University of Bath, UK.