Our Deputy Minister


Photograph of Bob Hamilton

Bob Hamilton became Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada on July 2, 2014.

Prior to joining NRCan, Bob served as Deputy Minister of the Environment for almost two years. Highlights of his tenure include the launch of the Oil Sands Monitoring online data portal, Canada’s new Air Quality Management System, the National Conservation Plan and a new Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. 

Bob was appointed Senior Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board in March 2011 and named by the Prime Minister as the lead Canadian on the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council.

Bob has held many senior positions in the Department of Finance, including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy, and the Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance Sector Policy.  He contributed to the development and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the introduction of tax-free savings accounts.

Bob received his Honours BA and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Former Deputy Ministers