Darren Touch

Policy Lead

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Passionate about driving inclusive change through public policy, Darren Touch brings experience in strategy, policy and project management from working in the public, private and non-governmental sectors in Canada and abroad (Cambodia and China).

Prior to PPF, he was a Research Associate at Nordicity, a global management consulting firm, where he provided research, analysis and strategic advice on the creative industries, digital economy and innovation. He has also held positions in the Government of Canada (Natural Resources Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada), TD Bank Financial Group, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, and the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Centre for Inclusive Digital Economy at the Asian Vision Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Darren is a Schwarzman Scholar with a Master of Management Science in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University, a Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor’s of Social Science in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Ottawa, which he attended as a TD Scholar for Community Leadership.

Darren was formerly a Junior Policy Associate at PPF and rejoined as a Policy Lead in April 2020.