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Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canadahttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Tom RosserAssistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada<div class="ExternalClassF61E373B744D453F94D567203024B5C8"><p>​Since February 2021, Mr. Tom Rosser is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Market and Industry Services Branch at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). His responsibilities include trade negotiations, agriculture and agri-food sectoral competitiveness, and departmental regional offices.</p><p>Tom joined Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy in January 2017.  During that time, he was responsible for leading on major policy issues on behalf of the Department including Cabinet and intergovernmental affairs, implementing the Food Policy for Canada, as well as economic analysis. <br></p><p>Before joining AAFC, he was the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, responsible for policy development, Cabinet and Parliamentary Affairs, communications, economic analysis and trade. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service (CFS), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).<br></p><p>Earlier in his career, Tom held a number of positions in both the public and private sectors related to economic and public policy analysis in natural resource sectors. This included assignments at NRCan, Industry Canada and the Forest Products Association of Canada.<br></p><p>A British Chevening Scholar, Tom holds a Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of London as well as Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Public Administration from Carleton University in Ottawa.<br></p><p><em>Leadership across Canada | 11:20 am PT</em></p><p><br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakersPhoto2021/TomRosser.jpg, Tom RosserGP0|#8a4cf9d7-fbb4-4298-aa6c-7da4fefc09d1;L0|#08a4cf9d7-fbb4-4298-aa6c-7da4fefc09d1|Tom Rosser;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#3499e05c-49cf-47f1-9ac7-e17073eabf4cTomRosser