Jay Kaufman is the President of KTA Inc. and the KTA Centre for Collaborative Government, a consultant with extensive experience as a senior government executive. Jay specializes in leading-edge public policy reform and negotiations. He is a former Ontario government Deputy Minister of Finance, Secretary to Treasury Board and Assistant Deputy Minister of Health; prior to which he had a long career with the Manitoba Government. He has led or been senior advisor on numerous major policy and program reforms, participated in many successful government restructuring initiatives, and managed large, complex organizations through difficult processes of change. Jay has prior governance/board experience, and is a resident of east Scarborough.