Photo of SPPA Alumnus George ZegaracGeorge Zegarac was appointed Deputy Minister of Infrastructure in June of 2016. He brings a wealth of experience with the federal and provincial governments to his current role, having spent most of his 30-year career serving the province.

George has served as Deputy Minister of Education, Deputy Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Before joining OMAFRA, George was the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Strategic Planning and Elementary/Secondary Programs Division of the Ministry of Education, as well as for the Community Health and Integrated Policy and Planning Divisions in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. In 2006, he was the recipient of two Amethyst Awards for his role in major health care initiatives.

George has completed the federal government’s Advanced Leadership Program. He is a graduate of the Ivey Executive Program, holds a master of arts in public administration from Carleton University and has an honours bachelor degree in economics and political science from McMaster University.