Michelle Austin is the Head of Government and Public Policy at Twitter Canada. She works closely with government partners, policy stakeholders and civil society to promote a positive experience for users and help create meaningful content on Twitter.
Michele brings over 25 years of communications and policy experience to her role at Twitter. She has worked at the executive level in the public, non-profit and private sectors. In 2006 she became the first female Chief of Staff at Industry Canada in the federal government. Michele is also a well known political commentator in Ottawa, having appeared on CTV’s Power Play for 10 years.
Michele is a first-generation Canadian. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Public Administration from Dalhousie University. She lives with her family in Kanata, Ontario.
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