Don Drummond is the Matthews Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University.
Mr. Drummond was born and raised in Victoria, BC where he graduated from the University of Victoria. He received his MA in Economics from Queen’s and then joined the federal Department of Finance. During his 23-year career at Finance, Mr. Drummond progressed in the areas of economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy, and tax policy moving to Assistant Deputy Minister, Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis; Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy and Legislation; and, most recently, Associate Deputy Minister. He was ultimately responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations, and he coordinated the planning of the annual federal Budgets.
Mr. Drummond is retiring as Senior Vice President and Chief Economics at the TD Bank, a position he held since June 2000. He led TD Economics’ work in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad. In Canada this work was conducted at the city, provincial, industrial and national levels, and included the analysis of key policies that influence economic performance — including monetary and fiscal policies.
Mr. Drummond has traveled widely across Canada and abroad and is a noted and well-respected media commentator on policy issues. As the Matthews Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, he will present the next public Matthews Lecture, and contribute to research, teaching, publishing and outreach.
The Donald Matthews Faculty Fellowships in Global Public Policy were established by a generous endowment from Mr. Donald Matthews (B.Sc. 1950) to bring internationally prominent scholars and distinguished practitioners to the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, and support their involvement in the School’s teaching and research.