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Morah Fenning

Adjunct Professor


Morah Fenning is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. She first joined the School as the Ontario Public Service Amethyst Fellow for 2015 and 2016. She was previously Assistant Deputy Minister of the Tourism Planning and Operations Division, responsible for developing the Ministry's tourism agencies and attractions as catalysts for regional economic development and as internationally-recognized travel destinations. She oversaw the provincial relationship with its tourism agencies and attractions, ensuring good governance and accountability as well as investments in capital infrastructure.

Morah was also with Ontario – Open for Business, where she designed and delivered a best-in-class government modernization agenda to support the adoption of leading practices in regulatory reform and service improvements across all ministries. She also led a transformational policy reform of the child welfare system as the Executive Director of the Child Welfare Secretariat. As Director of the Drive Clean Office, Morah oversaw the Province’s outsourced vehicle emissions testing program, while leading the ministry’s review of its inspection, investigation and enforcement functions. She also led the Ministry of Transportation’s Licensing and Control Branch, and prior to that, was the project manager for the Ontario Advisory Group on Safe Driving. Morah started her career in correctional services, working in the criminal justice system for more than a decade.

Morah has an Honours B.A. from the University of Waterloo, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from York University and has completed the Executive Program at the Queen’s University School of Business. In 2018, she was selected to participate in Cultural Intelligence learning and experiential study tours in England and Malaysia with senior leaders from across the commonwealth. She retired in 2019 and enjoys teaching the next generation of public servants.