Policy Director, The Mowat Centre, University of Toronto

Sunil Johal is Policy Director at the Mowat Centre, School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. He leads the Centre’s research activities, manages the research team and teaches a variety of executive education courses. He has a broad range of public policy expertise across economic, social, intergovernmental and regulatory fields.
He has held senior executive and policy roles with the Ontario Ministries of Economic Development, Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs, Cabinet Office and federal Treasury Board Secretariat.

Sunil holds degrees from the London School of Economics, Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Western Ontario. He is frequently invited to speak about technology and policy issues at conferences and in a variety of media outlets, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC Radio and Television, CTV News, the Guardian, Maclean’s and the Ottawa Citizen.


  • –present
    Policy Director, The Mowat Centre, University of Toronto