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Tony Dean is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. In 2010-11 he was Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He advises governments and international organizations on public service reform and building capacity for policy and delivery.
From 2002 to 2008, Dean was Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the 66,000-member Ontario Public Service. He has extensive experience in public sector leadership and public administration.
In 2010, Dean chaired an Expert Panel reviewing Ontario's workplace health and safety system. His recommendations focused in part on required changes to the governance and oversight in the system.
In 2012, Dean was asked to review the Commonwealth’s work in supporting good governance by supporting stronger relationships between politicians and senior public servants in member countries.
Dean is a recipient of the Order of Ontario. He serves on the Board of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion.