Gillis, Christopher

Deputy Clerk of Executive Council, Deputy Secretary to Cabinet, and Deputy Minister of Priorities and Intergovernmental Affairs
Executive Council Office
Indigenous Relations Secretariat

Christopher has worked in various roles—from policy and communications advisor to executive director—in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. He has held positions with the Government of Canada and a multinational private-sector corporation among others. Most recently he was the Executive Director of the Canadian Alliance for Skills & Training in Life Sciences (CASTL), a first-of-its-kind partnership between academia and industry that provides a talent pipeline of highly-skilled people to the biosciences sector in Atlantic Canada and across the country. Christopher is a sessional professor at the University of Prince Edward Island where he taught in the Department of Political Science for five years and in the Business Faculty for the last two years. He has also taught at Holland College.

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Master of Public Administration from Queen's University. He is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Christopher lives in Charlottetown with his husband, Craig, and their new puppy, Pepper.


Contact Information

95-105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
5th Floor