Mark MacDonald
Better government means being informed, objective, transparent, always striving to improve and never being satisfied with the status quo.

Dr. Mark MacDonald

EY Global Public Finance Management Leader

Experienced leader of public sector reform. Works with governments around the world. Advises on designing and implementing programs to help improve performance and create better citizen outcomes.

Mark is EY Global Public Finance Management Leader. In this role, he leads the development of new public financial management services that can be rolled out around the world. He combines this role with two positions in the EY organization in Canada – National Public Finance Leader and Ontario Public Sector Leader.

Mark is an experienced leader of public sector reform, having worked with dozens of governments worldwide and in every major policy sector including health, human services, justice and security, finance and treasury, transportation, agriculture, trade and economic development, education and government services.

His primary experience is advising senior officials on designing and implementing whole-of-government and organizational programs to help improve performance, secure better operating results, and significantly improve customer service.

Mark has a PhD in public policy from Carleton University. He also has a master’s degree in political studies and a bachelor’s degree in toxicology from the University of Guelph.

How Mark is building a better working world

“I’ve had the honor to work for jurisdictions around the world. My favorite challenges are situations where there are mixed — even competing — objectives for the transformation of public sector organizations.

These situations require multiple types of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Simple, absolute choices are not often possible; finding balance is the norm. Establishing an evidence base to support the best outcomes is not only intellectually satisfying, it usually means we’ve helped to address intractable problems and help to make a difference.

I’m committed to making a difference, and helping to deliver better government and better outcomes for the citizens they serve.”

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