Brian Kingston - Director (Ottawa)

Brian Kingston Vice President, Policy, International and Fiscal Business Council of Canada Brian leads the Council’s work on international trade, investment, fiscal and monetary policy issues. In this role he manages CEO engagement with India, Japan, Brazil and China, the Council’s tax policy advisory network and the annual Total Tax Contribution report.

The Business Council of Canada is the senior voice of Canada’s business community on issues of national importance to the economic and social fabric of the country. The Council represents a membership of leading entrepreneurs and CEOs of companies that collectively employ 1.5 million Canadians and are responsible for most of Canada’s private sector investments, exports, R&D and workplace training.

Prior to joining the Council, Brian gained comprehensive experience across the federal government through various positions at the Department of Finance, Global Affairs Canada, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Privy Council Office. Brian is an Action Canada Fellow, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and alumnus of the 2015 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Carleton University, a master’s degree in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and an MBA from Ivey Business School.