CANADIAN LEADERSHIP TASKFORCE ON INDUSTRY GROWTH
Chief Research Officer
Rob Annan is Chief Research Officer at Mitacs, a leading Canadian not-for-profit that supports innovation through skills development, research, and collaboration between students, researchers, and industry. His role involves oversight of policy, particularly research and reporting on Canadian innovation, as well as direction for Mitacs’ research strategy and review processes. Prior to joining Mitacs, Rob worked as a consultant to universities, researchers and non-profit agencies for strategic planning and large-scale proposals, and was active as writer on science policy issues in Canada. Rob has a PhD in Biochemistry from McGill University, a BSc in Biology from University of Victoria and a BA in English from Queen’s University.