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The Prime Minister Announces Changes in the Senior Ranks of the Public Service

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2016) - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

Malcolm Brown, currently Special Advisor to the Clerk of the Privy Council on the Syrian Refugee Initiative, becomes Deputy Minister of Public Safety, effective April 4, 2016.

Jean-François Tremblay, currently Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, becomes Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, effective March 14, 2016.

Michael Keenan, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, becomes Deputy Minister of Transport, effective March 14, 2016.

Hélène Laurendeau, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, becomes Deputy Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, effective April 4, 2016.

Peter Boehm, currently Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, becomes Deputy Minister of International Development, effective immediately.

Diane Jacovella, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Issues and Development, Global Affairs Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, effective March 14, 2016.

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to François Guimont, Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Colleen Swords, Deputy Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs on the occasion of their retirements, for their many distinguished accomplishments over the course of their careers and noted their dedication and commitment in serving Canadians.

Biographical notes below.

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Malcolm Brown

Education

Master of Arts, Political Science, York University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Studies, Queen's University

Professional Experience

Since November 2015

Special Advisor to the Clerk of the Privy Council on the Syrian Refugee Initiative

2014 - 2015

Deputy Minister of International Development

2011 - 2014

Executive Vice-President, Canada Border Services Agency

2009 - 2011

Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources

2007 - 2009

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Research Branch, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

2007

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

2005 - 2007

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Directions and Communications, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

2003 - 2005

Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment Policy and Program Design, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

2003

Special Advisor and Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Human Resources Development Canada

2002

Assistant Deputy Minister, Reference Group of Ministers on Aboriginal Policy, Privy Council Office

1999 - 2002

Director General, Sectoral Analysis, Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office

1998 - 1999

Deputy Director General, Strategy and Plans, Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office

1998

Acting Director General, Intergovernmental Affairs Directorate, Health Canada

1997

Executive Director, Health Transition Fund Secretariat, Health Canada

1995 - 1997

Director, Federal-Provincial Relations Division, Health Canada

Jean-François Tremblay

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Université Laval

Master of Arts, Political Science, Université Laval

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Université Laval

Professional Experience

Since July 2015

Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

2013 - 2015

Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office

2012 - 2013

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

2010 - 2012

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

2007 - 2010

Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Priorities and Planning), Privy Council Office

2006 - 2007

Director General, Sectoral Analysis, Intergovernmental Affairs, then Assistant Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Operations, Privy Council Office

2006

Director General, Policy Coordination and Planning, Health Care Policy Directorate, Health Canada

2002 - 2006

Special Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, then Director and Executive Director, Policy Development, Strategic Policy, Planning and Analysis Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada

2000 - 2002

Policy Analyst, Intergovernmental Affairs and Social Policy Development Secretariat, Privy Council Office

Michael Keenan

Education

Master of Arts, Economics, Queen's University

Bachelor of Arts, Economics (Honours), St. Francis Xavier University

Professional Experience

Since January 2013

Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources

2009 - 2013

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Environment Canada

2005 - 2009

Vice-President, Organizational Leadership and Innovation, Canada School of Public Service

2001 - 2005

Director General, Research and Analysis Directorate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

2000 - 2001

Director, Strategy, Policy Research Secretariat, Privy Council Office

1996 - 2000

Senior Policy Analyst, Acting Director of Operations, and Acting Assistant Secretary to Cabinet, Priorities and Planning Secretariat, Privy Council Office

1992 - 1996

Tax Policy Officer, Personal Income Tax Division, Department of Finance Canada

1988 - 1992

Various Economist positions, Department of Finance Canada and Ministry of Finance, Government of British Columbia

Hélène Laurendeau

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Civil Law, University of Ottawa

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, University of Ottawa

Professional Experience

Since 2013

Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

2011 - 2013

Senior Vice-President, Policy Branch, Public Service Commission of Canada

2004 - 2011

Assistant Deputy Minister, Compensation and Labour Relations, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

2003 - 2004

Special Advisor to the Clerk, Cabinet Confidences, Privy Council Office

2002 - 2003

Assistant Secretary, Risk Management, Human Resources Branch, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

1999 - 2002

Assistant Secretary, Labour Relations, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

1991 - 1999

Legal Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel, Justice Canada; Public Service Commission of Canada; Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages; Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat; National Defence

Peter M. Boehm

Education

Ph.D (History), University of Edinburgh

Master of Arts (International Affairs), Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Bachelor of Arts (English and History), Wilfrid Laurier University

Professional Experience

Since January 2015

Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and G-7 Sherpa

2012 - 2015

Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and G-7 Sherpa

2008 - 2012

Ambassador of Canada to the Federal Republic of Germany

2005 - 2008

Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas, North America and Consular Affairs, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

2001 - 2004

Minister, Political and Public Affairs, Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

1997 - 2001

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, D.C.

1981 - 1997

Various positions with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Diane Jacovella

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Ottawa

Master of Social Science, Regional Studies, Université du Québec

Graduate Diploma in Management of Public Services, Université du Québec

Professional Experience

Since November 2013

Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Issues and Development, Global Affairs Canada

2007 - 2013

Vice President, Multilateral and Global Programs Branch, Canadian International Development Agency

2006 - 2007

Director General, Southern and Eastern Africa, Canadian International Development Agency

2004 - 2006

Director General, Security and Intelligence Secretariat, Privy Council Office

2002 - 2004

Director General, Strategic Integration, Human Resources Development Canada

2000 - 2002

Director of Policy, Voluntary Sector Task Force, Privy Council Office

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