Biographies

Ottawa, Ontario
23 July 2013

GEORGE DA PONT

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Canadian History, University of Saskatchewan
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Political Science, University of Saskatchewan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since July 2011
President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

2010 - 2011
Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

2005 - 2010
Acting Commissioner, and then Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard

2001 - 2005
Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources, and then Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

2000 - 2001
Associate Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

1997 - 1999
Director of Strategic Operations, Economic and Regional Development,
Privy Council Office

1993 - 1997
Director General, Government Relations Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

1992 - 1993
Senior Advisor, Constitutional Affairs, Privy Council Office

1990 - 1992
Director General, Community Negotiations and Implementation Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

1987 - 1990
Director, Community Negotiations Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada


B.A. (BRUCE) ARCHIBALD

EDUCATION    

Ph.D., Environmental Toxicology (with distinction), University of Guelph
Master of Science, Physiology/Biochemistry, University of Guelph
Bachelor of Science, Agriculture (Honours), University of Guelph

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since August 2009
President of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

2009
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Government of Ontario

2008 - 2009
Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Investment, Government of Ontario

2005 - 2008
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of Ontario

2003 - 2005
Assistant Deputy Minister, Research, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

2000 - 2003
Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Farm Finance Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Government of Ontario

1998 - 2000
Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Division, Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology, Government of Ontario

1996 - 1998
Director, Laboratory Services Division and Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph

1996
Acting Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of Ontario

1995 - 1996
Director, Crop Technology and Western Region, Agricultural Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of Ontario

1995
Acting Director, Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of Ontario

1993 - 1995
Manager, Environmental and Plant Health Programs, Agricultural and Food Laboratory Services Branch, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Government of Ontario


KAREN ELLIS


EDUCATION    

Master of Arts (History), Carleton University
Bachelor of Education, University of Ottawa
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Carleton University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since February 2011
Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources

2008 - 2011
Assistant Commissioner, Regional Operations, Ontario Region, Canada Revenue Agency

2006 - 2008
Vice-President and Senior Vice-President, Workplace and Workforce Renewal, Canada Public Service Agency

2002 - 2006
Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Environment, National Defence

2001 - 2002
Director General, Multiculturalism and Aboriginal Peoples’ Programs Branch, Canadian Heritage

1999 - 2001
Director General, Management Services Sector, Telecommunications and Informatics, Public Works and Government Services Canada

1997 - 1999
Principal Analyst, Economic and Regional Development Secretariat, Privy Council Office


ANITA BIGUZS


EDUCATION    

Management Diploma, Carleton University
Public Executive Program, Queen’s University
Post-graduate degree, Political Science and Minor Economics, Université de la Sorbonne, France
Bachelor of Arts (Honours English Literature and French Literature), Queen’s University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since June 2013
Associate Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

2010 - 2013
Associate Deputy Minister of Transport

2009 - 2010
Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board

2007 - 2009
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office

2007
Director General, Multiculturalism and Human Rights Branch, Canadian Heritage

2003 - 2007
Director of Operations, Economic and Regional Development Secretariat, Privy Council Office

1997 - 2003
Senior Director, Human Resources Development and Veterans Division, and Director, Indian and Northern Affairs and Health Division, Social and Cultural Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

1990 - 1997
Senior Program Analyst, Social and Cultural Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

1980 - 1990
Various policy officer positions, National Health and Welfare


WILMA VREESWIJK


EDUCATION    

Master of Resources Management, Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Science, Concordia University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since December 2012
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Business Transformation and Renewal), Privy Council Office

2010 – 2012
Executive Director of the Administrative Services Review, Privy Council Office

2008 - 2010
Assistant Secretary, Social and Cultural Sector, then Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

2006 - 2008
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

2004 - 2006
Executive Director, Government Operations Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

2000 - 2004
Director General, Labour Market Policy, Strategic Policy Branch, then Senior Director General, Employment Program Policy and Design, Strategic Policy Branch, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

1999 - 2000
Director, Employment Insurance Policy, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

1997 - 1999
Privy Council Officer, Social Development Policy, Operations Branch, Privy Council Office

1990 - 1997
Senior Policy Analyst, then Chief, Multilateral Relations, Federal-Provincial Relations Branch, and Director, Strategic Planning and Priorities, Corporate Policy Group, Environment Canada

1987 - 1989
Policy Analyst, Manitoba Executive Council and Manitoba Municipal Affairs, Government of Manitoba

COLEEN VOLK


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, University of Regina
Certified Management Accountant

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since April 2013
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office

2011 - 2013
Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Stewardship Branch, Environment Canada

2010 - 2011
Executive Director, Administrative Services Review, Privy Council Office

2008 - 2010
Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector, Industry Canada

2007 - 2008
Assistant Superintendent, Corporate Services, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

2005 - 2007
Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Branch, Finance Canada

1996 - 2005
Acting Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and other senior positions, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

1990 - 1996
Senior Manager, Treasury Financing, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce


HELENA BORGES

EDUCATION

Master of Arts (International Affairs), Carleton University
Bachelor of Arts (International Relations), University of Windsor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since July 2011
Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Group, Transport Canada

2009 - 2011
Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Gateways and Infrastructure, Transport Canada

2003 - 2009
Director General, Surface Transportation Policy, Transport Canada

2001 - 2005
Executive Director, Rail Policy, Transport Canada

1999 - 2001
Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transport Canada

1997 - 1999
Senior Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy, Transport Canada

1996 - 1997
Senior Policy Analyst, Industry Canada

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