Biographies

Ottawa, Ontario – 11 July 2014

Michael Wernick

Education

Bachelor of Economics, University of Toronto

Master of Economics, University of Toronto

Professional Experience

Since May 2006

Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

2003 – 2006

Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Plans and Consultations, Privy Council Office

2002 – 2003

Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage

1998 – 2002

Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs, Canadian Heritage

1996 – 1998

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Management, Canadian Heritage

1993 – 1996

Assistant Secretary, Policy Development and Constitutional Affairs, Privy Council Office

1991 – 1993

Director of Operations, Constitutional Affairs, Federal-Provincial Relations Office

1990 – 1991

Director, Strategic Planning and Corporate Services, Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada

1987 – 1990

Officer, Economic and Regional Development Policy Secretariat, Privy Council Office

1981 – 1987

Policy Analyst, Social Policy Division, Department of Finance

Colleen Swords

Education    

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), BrockUniversity

Bachelor of Laws, OsgoodeHallLawSchool, YorkUniversity

Graduate Diploma in European Integration, Europa Institute, University of Amsterdam

Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada

Professional Experience

Since November 2013

Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage

2009 – 2013

Associate Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and concurrently Interim President of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, from September to December 2011

2009

Assistant Deputy Minister, Europe, Middle East and Maghreb, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

2006 – 2009

Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security and Political Director, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

2005 – 2006

Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

2002 – 2005

Legal Advisor, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

2000 – 2002

Deputy Legal Advisor and Director General, Legal Affairs Bureau, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

1997 – 2000

Minister-Counsellor, Trade and Economic Policy, Canadian Embassy, WashingtonD.C., Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

1980 – 1997

Various positions with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, including postings in Tanzania, Thailand, Barbados and the countries of the Eastern Caribbean

Graham Flack

Education    

Master of Laws, HarvardUniversity

Bachelor of Laws, DalhousieUniversity

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University of Oxford

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, DalhousieUniversity

Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada

Professional Experience

Since January 2013

Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Plans and Consultations and Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office

2010 – 2012

Associate Deputy Minister, then Acting Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

2006 – 2010

Assistant Deputy Minister, International Trade and Finance Branch, Finance Canada

2005 – 2006

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Policy, Natural Resources Canada

2003 – 2005

Director of Operations, Security and Intelligence, Privy Council Office

2001 – 2003

Director of Operations, Borders Task Force, Privy Council Office

1999 – 2001

Director, Strategy and Legal Affairs, Privy Council Office

1995 – 1999

Policy Advisor, Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council Office

1993 – 1994

Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Canada

1987 – 1995

Various positions with the Department of the Secretary of State / Canadian Heritage, including Policy Advisor and Summer Student

Stephen Lucas

Education    

Ph.D. (Structural Geology and Tectonics), BrownUniversity

Bachelor of Engineering (Geological Engineering), Queen’s University

Professional Experience

Since February 2013

Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy, Privy Council Office

2009 – 2013

Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Policy Integration, Natural Resources Canada

2007 – 2009

Assistant Deputy Minister, Minerals and Metals Sector, Natural Resources Canada

2003 – 2007

Director General, Health Canada

2000 – 2003

Senior Director, Science, Innovation, Regional and Aboriginal Affairs, Natural Resources Canada

1998 – 2000

Director, Policy Planning and Coordination, Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada

1988 – 1998

Research Scientist, then Subdivision Head, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada

Lori Sterling

Education

Master of Laws (First Class Honours), CambridgeUniversity

Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto

Bachelor of Arts, Economics (Honours), Queen’s University

Professional Experience

Since July 2012

Associate Deputy Minister of Justice

2012

Deputy Minister, Cabinet Office, Government of Ontario

2008 – 2012

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Ontario

2005 – 2007

Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Legal Services, Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, Government of Ontario

2002 – 2004

Director, Crown Law Office – Civil, Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, Government of Ontario

2001

Director (Acting), Legal Services, Ontario Human Rights Commission

1988 – 2001

Counsel/Team Leader, Constitutional Law Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, Government of Ontario

Bill Jones

Education

Master of Arts (Economics), University of Guelph

Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Guelph

Professional Experience

Since October 2011

Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Canada Revenue Agency

2009 – 2011

Assistant Deputy Minister, Pensions and Benefits, Treasury Board Secretariat

1999 – 2008

Vice-President, Corporate and Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer, Saskatchewan Power Corporation

1995 – 1999

Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to Treasury Board, Government of Saskatchewan

1987 – 1995

Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance and then Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, Treasury and Debt Management Division, Government of Saskatchewan

Marta Morgan

Education

Master in Public Policy, HarvardUniversity

Bachelor of Arts, Economics (Honours), McGillUniversity

Professional Experience

Since November 2012

Associate Deputy Minister of Industry

2011 – 2012

Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector, Industry Canada

2009 – 2011

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector, Industry Canada

2003 – 2009

Vice President, Trade and Competitiveness, Forest Products Association of Canada

2000 – 2001

Director General, Social Policy, Human Resources Development Canada

1997 – 2000

Director, Children’s Policy, Human Resources Development Canada

1993 – 1997

Various positions, Privy Council Office

Bill Matthews

Education

Bachelor of Commerce, DalhousieUniversity

Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Professional Experience

Since March 2011

Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

2009 – 2011

Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management and Analysis Sector, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat

2008 – 2009

Executive Director, Financial Management and Analysis Sector, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat

2004 – 2008

Senior Director, Government Accounting Policy and Reporting, Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board Secretariat

1988 – 2004

Principal Consultant / Audit Manager, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers

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