Andrew Treusch was born in Saskatoon and grew up in Winnipeg. He received a B.A. (Honours) and an M.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1976 and 1978. He then began a Ph.D. program at Queen’s University when he was named a Canadian Parliamentary Intern, which brought him to Ottawa in 1979.
Andrew’s career as a Canadian public servant began in the early 1980s with the Department of Finance. Over the years, he moved to other federal departments in positions of increasing responsibility. In 2007, Andrew was appointed Executive Director of the Competition Policy Review Panel, which reported in 2008.
Later that year Andrew was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, and then Associate Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services in 2009. In 2012 he was named Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Revenue Agency. Andrew was the 2014 Chair of the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign, a Deputy Minister Champion for Memorial University, and a President of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.
Andrew retired in 2016, but does consulting work for federal government clients. He is married, with three children, and resides in Ottawa. He is active on twitter @AndrewTreusch.