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Professional Overview

Allan CutlerA well-renowned trainer, consultant and speaker, Mr. Allan Cutler has advised various organizations in all aspects of procurement including the preparation of proposals in response to bid requests. He also advises on organizational ethics.

Mr. Allan Cutler is a principled and excellence-driven professional with over 35 years of experience in procurement, contract administration and project management in public and private sectors.

During his public service career, he managed multi-million dollar complex and sensitive procurements being responsible for the successful evaluation, award and contract administration until the expiry of the contracts. He procured a wide range of commodities and services, including clothing and textiles, hand tools, printing, advertising, government travel and fleet management. Mr. Cutler participated in developing Statements of Work and evaluation criteria, which were uniquely structured.

A diligent problem solver and trouble-shooter, Mr. Cutler assists organizations in enhancing their capacity to achieve performance objectives on the basic of ethics and sustainability. He is skilled in troubleshooting with a demonstrated capacity to achieve results.

Known as the “Whistleblower” for his role in exposing the “Sponsorship Scandal,” Mr. Cutler has received several awards. Allan Cutler is a frequent speaker and media commentator on ethics and governance issues.

Speeches and Presentations

Among others, he has presented:

  • “Whistleblowing, the Moral Dilemma”, Ottawa Police Services Annual Ethics Conference, 2015
  • “Accountability in Public Procurement”, Trinidad and Tobago Transparency International Anti-Corruption Conference, Trinidad and Tobago, 2011
  • “When the Workplace Doesn’t Work”, Institute of Public Administrators of Canada (IPAC) National Conference, Victoria BC, 2011
  • “Ethics in Public Procurement”, Canadian Public Procurement Forum 2010
  • “Responding to an RFP”, webinar for Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario 2010
  • “Whistleblowing and Moral Courage”, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Kitchener, 2010
  • “The Sponsorship Scandal and the Culture of Corruption”, St. Paul University 2009
  • Whistleblowing and the Culture of Corruption, Corruption Forum hosted by Calgary University 2009

Training Courses Presently Offered:

  • Ethical Procurement and Sustainability
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Responding to a Request for Proposal
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Public Sector Procurement

Professional and Social Responsibility

A citizen with a strong sense of social responsibility, Mr. Cutler leads or participates in a variety of professional and community organizations including Canadians for Accountability, which he co-founded with a group of whistleblowers and interested individuals.

  • Past President and Board Member, Canadians for Accountability
  • Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Ethics and Integrity
  • Member, The Ethics Practitioner’s Association of Canada
  • Member, Transparency International
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Member, Canadian Institute for Procurement and Material Management
  • Associate Member, Canadian Society for Senior Engineers
  • Advisor, Algonquin College, e-Business Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee
  • Professor, Algonquin College, “Public Sector Procurement”, “H.R. and Communications Project Management”
  • Instructor, “Winning the Bid”, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
  • Past Chair, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, City of Ottawa
  • Past Vice-President/Secretary, Federation of Canadian-Brazilian Businesses (FCBB)



  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2013
  • Golden Whistle Award 2010. For service to Canada in the pursuit of truth in government. A program of POGG Canada to recognize Integrity, Courage, Resolve in the service of Peace, Order and Good Government
  • To The Top Canada Award 2006. An award to recognize a Canadian who through their individual effort made Canada a better place.
  • Five Who Made a Difference, 2006. The Ottawa Sun salutes Allan Cutler for making a difference to Ottawa “Government/Politics” in 2005.
  • One of the Top 50 People in Ottawa – 2005. Ottawa Life magazine


  • BA Economics
  • MBA, Concentration in Management and Change