Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Evan and his executive team have transformed CMHC into a high-performing, innovative, and ambitious organization with a vision of being at the heart of a world-leading housing system. CMHC has led the design of Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy, an ambitious $40 billion, 10-year plan to reduce housing need in Canada.
Evan came to public service after visiting Canadian battlefields and Vimy Ridge in northern France. He served first at the Bank of Canada, at the behest of former colleague Mark Carney, in 2010. Taking lessons from the global financial crisis of 2008 and his career in finance, Evan spearheaded the Bank’s efforts in establishing financial infrastructure to guard against systemic risks.
Evan worked at some of the world’s largest investment banking firms in Canada and the United States before joining the Bank. He also helped launch a private entrepreneurial venture, Side Launch Brewing Company, named 2016 Canadian Brewery of the Year.
Course taught (2019/20):
Policy Case Study: CMHC in Motion: Present & Future of Housing Policy in Canada
This case study will survey the parallel efforts to develop and implement Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy and to transform a public sector organization to be singularly focused on achieving the intended results. The case study will address policy development, leadership and culture and the challenges of aligning strategy and operations in a Crown corporation with a changing policy environment.
JD, York University
BA, University of Guelph (Management Economics)