Jason joined the federal public service in 2002 having previously worked in several innovation sectors. Since then he has held various positions at the National Research Council of Canada, leading numerous partnership initiatives with the private sector. As Executive Director of the National Office of the Industrial Research Assistance Program, he led programs that helped firms focused on innovation grow their business. Jason also lead the Enterprise Program Management Office at the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada in support of the organization’s leadership role in transforming the Government of Canada’s back office. Most recently, he has taken the role of Director General for the SR&ED directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency since May 2018. A Certified Professional Accountant by designation, Jason received his Bachelor of Commerce (honours) in International Management and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.