Charles Cirtwill (BA, LLB, MPA – Dalhousie University) is a former President and CEO of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. His published works focus on government structure and organization, business-government relations, inter-governmental relations, performance measurement and accountability. He has spoken across Canada and the United States on the role of think tanks in society, the appropriate assessment of government activities and the use of school performance data to improve classroom practice and fully engage all education stakeholders.

His work on education, fiscal management, debt reduction, taxation, the growth of government, and the importance of government accountability regularly appears in local, regional and national media. He continues to expand his work in the area of government outcome reporting and accountability with a particular focus on education indicators/school performance, fiscal outcomes assessment, and municipal performance.