PhD (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
Since August 2008
Ambassador of Canada to the Federal Republic of Germany
2005 - 2008
Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas, North America and Consular Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
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.