Executive Director, Canadian Digital Service
Anatole Papadopoulos is Executive Director of the newly-launched Canadian Digital Service within the federal government. Anatole has spent much of his Public Service career working on change and transformation initiatives, most recently as the point person supporting the Deputy Ministers’ Committee on Policy Innovation (2015 and 2016), and has leadership experience in policy development, senior-level governance, interdepartmental collaboration, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Anatole served as Director of Policy, Intergovernmental and International Affairs at Health Canada’s Food Directorate. He played a key role in regulatory modernization and represented the federal government domestically and internationally. Before joining Health Canada, Anatole was a Senior Analyst in the Priorities and Planning secretariat at the Privy Council Office (PCO). Anatole also spent time at PCO as part of the core team for the innovative canada@150 project and as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Public Service Renewal. Before PCO, Anatole spent three years at Environment Canada. He worked in strategic policy and ultimately led a team that managed a new multi-stakeholder initiative focused on integrating environmental and economic decision-making. Anatole received a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Cognitive Science from Queen’s.