Mike Joyce is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University and an independent consultant. His recent work as a consultant has included participation in a World Bank project to improve Trinidad and Tobago’s budgeting process and a contract with the Treasury Board Secretariat to identify options for modifying the nature and timing of the Board’s engagement as a budget office.
In Queen’s Master in Public Administration program, Mike developed and taught courses on budgeting and on public sector management and also served a three-year term as Program Director.Previously, Mike was Senior Assistant Secretary responsible for the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Expenditure Management Sector where he played a lead role in developing and implementing a number of the government’s expenditure management initiatives. As well, he served as the Secretariat’s representative on the OECD’s Senior Budget Officials Working Group.
His previous experience in the Secretariat included three years as Director of Estimates and a number of positions in various Program Sectors, including portfolios related to citizenship, immigration, justice, culture, aboriginal affairs and Crown corporations. He also spent two-years on an interchange assignment with the Australian Department of Finance as an Assistant Secretary in one of their program divisions. In an earlier life as a Chemical Engineer Mike worked for: the Atomic Energy Control Board on regulatory policy; for Ontario Hydro and then for Atomic Energy of Canada in their heavy water production plants; and, for Simplot Chemical in its fertilizer prroduction plant in Brandon. On graduating he spent a year as a voluntary high school teacher on the island of Anguilla in the West Indies before immigrating to Canada.