Professor Mel Cappe


School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

Mel Cappe is a Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He teaches in the Masters Program and is the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Public Policy. From 2006-2011, he was President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Prior to that, he served four years as the High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom, and worked as the Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service in Ottawa. Earlier in his career, he held senior economic and policy positions in the Departments of Finance and Industry. He was Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Board, Deputy Minister of the Environment, Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development, Deputy Minister of Labour and Chairman of the Employment Insurance Commission. He did graduate studies in Economics at the Universities of Western Ontario and Toronto and has honorary doctorates from both. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

A member of the Programme Advisory Committee, The Canadian Ditchley Foundation.