Bruce is an experienced and dynamic P2 practitioner. He is currently Chief of Staff with the NDP Caucus in NL. Prior to this he served as Assistant Deputy Minister with the NL Government (Rural Secretariat; Office of Public Engagement). He joined the IAP2 Canada Board in 2015 as President (2015-18), and has been a Canadian rep on the IAP2 Federation Board since 2017.
Over his career Bruce has worked closely with community, business, labour, government, and academic partners in varied P2 contexts. He is a Qualified Mediator, and a Director with the Canadian Evaluation Society-NL.
Bruce’s work has taken him to South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Togo, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Nigeria. His educational journey includes: a master’s degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University (community mobilization and participatory communications); an interdisciplinary PhD from Dalhousie University (collaborative synergy in REM); and Post-doctoral research at Memorial University (collaboration success in rural health and development).
Bruce lives in downtown St. John’s with his wife Camille Fouillard and their children Léo and Esmée.