Alister Smith has held a number of senior positions with the federal government, as well as with a Canadian bank. Most recently, he was Executive Director for Canada at the World Bank. Prior to that, he was Associate Secretary to the Treasury Board and held other senior positions at Treasury Board and the Department of Finance. Over the course of his career, he has worked at senior levels in a variety of policy areas including expenditure management, regulation, trade, investment and international finance. Earlier, he was Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist at CIBC. He holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.