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Project Design Team

Imran Arshad

Imran works at Policy Horizons Canada on forward-looking policy issues, such as emerging technologies, the next economy, sustainable development and the rise of Asia. Prior to joining the public service, Imran worked in Southeast Asia on international development issues, focusing on poverty reduction, governance, and regional economic integration. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Dublin City University. Imran loves making music, playing basketball, biking, being a husband and father, and finding balance in the force.

Kate Hoye

As a Policy Advisor in Priorities and Planning at the Privy Council Office, Kate has advised on a range of issues, including Indigenous affairs. She has previously did strategic policy work in support of Northern Strategy, and innovation policy work relating to the manufacturing sector. Her studies included degrees in Systems Design Engineering and a postdoctoral fellowship in innovation policy.

Stuart Forestell

Stuart Forestell works in Priorities and Planning with the Privy Council office, where he provides advice on issues in the justice, transport, infrastructure, trade, and national security and defence portfolios. He has previously worked in cyber security policy and health policy. His background is in the arts and humanities, with a focus on the philosophy of the ancient Greeks, the modern Germans, and the post-modern French.

Susan Johnston

Susan is passionate about creating spaces for dialogue and collaboration on complex issues. She is currently working with the Consultations and Public Engagement team at the Privy Council Office, which provides government-wide oversight on all high profile consultations. Her previous roles have been in the areas of communications policy and international collaboration at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Susan is involved in outreach and partnership development work for Community Mediation Ottawa, and serves on the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution Board of Directors. In 2014, she co-founded Ottawa (de)tours, a social enterprise with a mandate to help people explore contemporary issues. You can find her on CKCU FM most Friday mornings, where she co-hosts a program about the local arts scene.