Tom Rosser

Tom Rosser is currently the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, of the Canadian Government. Previously, he was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada and as such, he led a science-based policy organization with close to 800 employees working in forest research centres in five locations across Canada, as well as in science and economic policy coordination functions in Ottawa. Prior to taking on these responsibilities, Tom served as Director General of the Policy, Economics and Industry Branch of the CFS. 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. Tom participates on a number of Boards, including those of FPInnovations, the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre and the Forest History Society. He is also a Commissioner of the North American Forest Commission and a member of the External Advisory Committees for the Faculties of Forestry at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. A British Chevening Scholar, Tom holds a MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics from the University of London as well as Master and Bachelor degrees in Public Administration from Carleton University in Ottawa. Tom served as MegaFlorestais Co-Chair from 2013 to 2015.