Iain Stewart - Inventures

Iain Stewart


, National Research Council of Canada

Iain Stewart was appointed the 12th President of the National Research Council of Canada in 2016. Mr. Stewart took a one-year leave of absence to become President of the Public Health Agency of Canada, returning to the NRC in October 2021 after the successful implementation of Canada’s national COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. Stewart was Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board Secretariat, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, at the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). At ISED, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and as Assistant Vice‑President of Research at Dalhousie University, Mr. Stewart has held a range of executive positions focused on supporting business innovation and university research.