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Brian Gallant

Brian Gallant

Expert-in-Residence
Government Relations

About Brian Gallant

Brian is a Special Advisor on Innovation, Cybersecurity, and Law to the President of Ryerson University and an Expert-in-Residence for the DMZ incubator. As the CEO of Space Canada, a business executive, and thought leader, Brian was also the 33rd Premier of New Brunswick.

Brian was the founding CEO and now Expert Panel Member of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation. He also frequently provides business and political analysis as a media commentator.

In addition to serving as Premier of New Brunswick, Brian was the Attorney General, the Minister responsible for Innovation, and the Minister responsible for Women’s Equality. In 2018, he led his Premier colleagues as the Chair of the Council of the Federation.

Prior to elected office, Brian practiced corporate commercial law. He has university degrees in business and law from the Université de Moncton as well as a Master of Laws from McGill University.

Brian is the co-author of a major research report linking profit with purpose entitled Canadian Voices on the Role of Business in Society.

In 2015, Brian was the only Canadian named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Brian is supportive of many causes and initiatives as a member of several boards of directors including the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Urban Institute, the Michaelle Jean Foundation, and the Beausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre.