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Wayne Critchley

Senior Associate


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Wayne Critchley is Senior Associate with Global Public Affairs’ Health & Life Sciences practice, providing counsel to leading biopharmaceutical and medical device corporations, associations, and other health policy stakeholders. He has a track record of success as a Senior Executive with over twenty years of experience in government departments, boards, and agencies dealing with issues that impact the pharmaceutical sector.

Wayne acted as the Executive Director of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board from 1990 to 2005 and as a Vice President of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, he was a partner in one of Canada’s leading law firms. Wayne is recognized as an expert in pharmaceutical pricing, reimbursement, and market access and is regularly called upon to write and present on Canadian pharmaceutical issues. Wayne was the Chair of the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders from 2015 to 2019 and currently works on the Board of Directors of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He is also active with the Canadian Club of Ottawa and served as President from 2012 to 2013.

Wayne holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Winnipeg.