Michele Austin

Michele Austin is the Head of Government, Public Policy and Philanthropy at Twitter Canada. She works closely with government partners and policy stakeholders to help create good public policy and meaningful content on Twitter.


Michele has been helping organizations work with governments for more than 20 years, including as a former Chief of Staff to a number of federal cabinet ministers. She is a well known strategist in Ottawa, having appeared on CTV’s Power Play for 10 years.


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 husband and three unruly teenagers in Kanata, Ontario.