Hugh Mackenzie provides economic consulting services to governments, unions and other organizations in the non-profit sector on budgetary policy; public and private sector cost analysis; public finance; and economic policy and to unions and employee associations in collective bargaining and interest arbitration. His research interests include provincial and federal budgets and budgetary policy; local government finance; retirement income policy; health care finance and education finance.
Mr. Mackenzie has worked for more than 40 years in a variety of different public policy capacities, at all three levels of government as well as in the non-profit sector. From 1991 to 1994, he was Executive Director of the Ontario Fair Tax Commission.
Hugh Mackenzie is a member of the board of the newly-formed Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO). He is a former member of the boards of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) and the Ontario Public Service Pension Plan (OPB). He is a Research Associate of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
He holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an MA in Economics (Public Finance) from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He has received the ICD.D designation through the directors education program of the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.