Ian Peach

Ian Peach, KTA’s principal Atlantic Canada-based Associate, specializes in providing cutting-edge advice and leadership on policy and program renewal, strategic planning and performance management, intergovernmental coordination, negotiations, and citizen and stakeholder engagement. He is noted for his strategic and collaborative leadership abilities, innovative thinking, problem-solving and record of successful results, as well as his knowledge and experience in negotiations, strategic planning and performance management, especially the horizontal coordination of government departments, citizen engagement in policy-making, constitutional law, federalism and intergovernmental relations, and Aboriginal law, policy, and self-government.

Mr. Peach has held a number of senior positions with Parliament, federal, provincial, and territorial governments in Canada, and at Canadian universities. After working for the Constitutional Law Branch of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, he was an advisor to two Parliamentary committees on the constitution and then a negotiator for the Government of the Yukon on the Charlottetown constitutional accord. He then began his 15 years of service with the Government of Saskatchewan where his positions included Director of Constitutional Relations and a Senior Policy Advisor in Saskatchewan Executive Council. There, he provided advice to Premiers and their Cabinets on a range of public policy, strategic planning, and organizational leadership issues. He later became Director of the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy.

Upon moving to Ottawa in 2007, Mr. Peach developed an Aboriginal Policy Research Network at the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. This initiative brought together Aboriginal policy scholars and officials from governments and non-governmental organizations in developing a body of policy-relevant research on issues affecting Métis, non-status Indians, and urban Aboriginal people. In August, 2010, Mr. Peach became Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Peach has led or been a senior advisor on numerous major policy and program reforms, led a number of successful initiatives to reform government institutions or processes, and assisted or led several organizations through periods of growth and strategic renewal.