Meet The Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister Stephen Rhodes

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Stephen Rhodes

Stephen Rhodes was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy in June 2018 and Deputy Minister of Northern Development and Mines in May 2019.

Previously, he served as the Deputy Minister of Transportation, the Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, and the Ministry of the Attorney General’s first Associate Deputy Minister, providing strategic oversight and senior executive leadership.

Prior to his appointment as Associate Deputy Minister, Stephen served for seven years as the Ministry’s Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Corporate Services Management Division.

During his tenure with the Ontario Public Service, Stephen has taken on increasingly challenging and complex roles leveraging his policy, operations and business expertise.

Stephen holds a Master of Science in planning from the University of Toronto, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in geography from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business Executive Development program.