Ian Brodie is associate professor at the University of Calgary. Between 2005 and 2008 he was chief of staff to the Leader of the Opposition and then to the Prime Minister. Before that, he was executive director of the Conservative Party of Canada. After leaving government, he worked as a strategic adviser at the Inter-American Development Bank.
He is a director at Canada Health Infoway, a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies, and a fellow at the Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies. The author of Friends of the Court: The Privileging of Interest Group Litigants in Canada (2001), he is a graduate of the University of Calgary and McGill University.