John Wilkins was a career public servant with expertise in institutional governance, policy management, central government oversight, public sector reform, citizen-centred service, ethics and values, and political-administrative leadership. John is a former Executive in Residence in Business and Government with the Schulich School of Business at York University. He was a Diplomat and Executive with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London (United Kingdom) from 2005 until 2011. He led work on the Commonwealth policy mandates in Public Sector Development for 54 member countries. John served 32 years as a senior public servant in Canada, including four years in Ottawa advising Treasury Board on governance policy (e.g., follow-up to the Gomery Commission) and innovations (e.g., creation of Service Canada). Previously, he progressed to Assistant Deputy Minister through the Province of Manitoba’s health, government services, culture, and finance portfolios. Concurrently, John taught business and public management for 15 years at The University of Manitoba. In 2009, he was awarded the IPAC Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Administration.