Michael Presley

Michael Presley

Co-Director, Career Development for Regulatory Professionals Program, Carleton University; Honorary Senior Fellow, Graduate Studies in International and Public Affairs, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

May 27, 2022

Michael Presley is currently the Co-Director of the Career Development for Regulatory Professionals Program at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration and is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate Studies in International and Public Affairs. Before joining the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister (Regulatory Affairs) at the Treasury Board Secretariat between 2009 and 2014. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, notably occupying various functions: Acting Assistant Deputy Minister in the Market and Industry Services Branch, Director General of the Food Value Chain Bureau, Director General of the Food Bureau, and Director of the Environment Bureau. Prior to that he spent several years in Transport Canada in Ottawa and British Columbia in various roles. A leading expert in regulatory affairs, Mr. Presley has worked closely with the private sector on many government-led initiatives. He is a graduate of Queen’s University (BA political science) and Carleton University (MA public administration).


Role: Panel member
Report: Gene-edited Organisms for Pest Control