Marcel Saulnier is Associate ADM of the Strategic Policy Branch at Health Canada, where he is overseeing work toward the development of a new health accord. He has held other senior positions at Health Canada, including as Director General of Health Care Strategies, and Director General of Policy Coordination and Planning. He played a key role in supporting the work of the federal Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation which released its report in June 2015. Marcel's career has included policy leadership positions at the Canadian Medical Association, the Prime Minister's Office, Finance Canada, the National Forum on Health, and Health and Welfare Canada. Marcel has a master's degree in Economics from l'Université de Montreal, and a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Ottawa.