John is the first executive director of CityWorks, a strategic initiative of Evergreen. Prior to joining CityWorks, John was deputy chief of staff for policy and cabinet affairs for Premier Dalton McGuinty and served in other roles in the Office of the Premier, including executive director of communications and senior policy advisor. John was also vice president for strategy and communications for Metrolinx. Prior to joining the provincial government, John served in various capacities in the federal government, including the Ministries of Infrastructure and National Defence. John is currently an executive fellow at the Mowat Centre for Public Policy at the University of Toronto.