Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Ottawa, Ontario
15 February 2008

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

Ivan Fellegi, currently Chief Statistician, becomes Chief Statistician Emeritus following his retirement, effective June 16, 2008.

Munir Sheikh, currently Deputy Minister of Labour and Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, becomes Chief Statistician Designate, effective March 3, 2008 and, following the retirement of Mr. Fellegi, will become Chief Statistician, effective June 16, 2008.

Hélène Gosselin, Deputy Head of Service Canada and Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, also becomes Deputy Minister of Labour, effective March 3, 2008.

Leonard J. Edwards, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, takes on the additional responsibility of G8 Sherpa, effective immediately.

Stephen Rigby, currently Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, effective March 3, 2008.

Greta Bossenmaier, currently Vice-President, Innovation, Science and Technology Branch, Canada Border Services Agency, becomes Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency, effective March 3, 2008.

Jeanne M. Flemming, currently Assistant Secretary, Social and Cultural Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat, becomes director of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, effective March 3, 2008.


The Prime Minister took the opportunity to thank Ivan Fellegi for his dedication to the Public Service and his extensive contribution in serving Canadians over the years, and to wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Biographical notes attached.


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IVAN FELLEGI


Date of Birth
June 1935

Education

B.Sc., Mathematics, University of Budapest
M.Sc., Mathematical Statistics, Carleton University
Ph.D., Mathematical Statistics, Carleton University

Professional Experience

Since September 1985
Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada

1984 - 1985
Deputy Chief Statistician, Office of the Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada

1978 - 1979
Leave of absence, authorized by Statistics Canada, to serve on President Carter's Commission on the Reorganization of the United States Statistical System

1973 - 1984
Assistant Chief Statistician, Statistical Services, Statistics Canada

1971 - 1973
Director General, Methodology and Systems, Statistics Canada

1965 - 1971
Director, Sampling and Survey Research Staff, Dominion Bureau of Statistics

1962 - 1965
Chief, Sampling Research and Consultation Section, Dominion Bureau of Statistics

1957 - 1962
Statistician for the Special Surveys Division and then for the Sampling Research and Consultation Section, Dominion Bureau of Statistics



MUNIR SHEIKH

Date of Birth
September 1947

Education

Masters, Economics, McMaster University
Doctorate, Economics, University of Western Ontario

Professional Experience

Since February 2006
Deputy Minister of Labour

2005 - 2006
Deputy Minister of Labour and Housing

2004 - 2005
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Expenditure Review), Privy Council Office

2003 - 2004
Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, Finance Canada

2001 - 2003
Associate Deputy Minister of Health, Health Canada

2000 - 2001
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy, Finance Canada

1998 - 2000
Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy, Finance Canada

1996 - 1998
General Director, Tax Policy (Analysis), Finance Canada

1994 - 1996
Director, Economic Studies and Policy Analysis Division, Finance Canada

1986 - 1994
Assistant Director, Economic Studies and Policy Analysis Division, Finance Canada

1981 - 1986
Chief, Macro-Analysis Section, Economic Analysis and Fiscal Policy Branch, Finance Canada

1978 - 1981
Economist, Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis Branch, Finance Canada

1976 - 1978
Senior Econometrician, Economic Branch, National Energy Board

1972 - 1976
Economist, Economic Council of Canada



HÉLÈNE GOSSELIN


Education

B.A. (Honours), Economics, Bishop’s University
M.A. Public Administration, Carleton University

Professional Experience

Since September 2006
Deputy Head of Service Canada and Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Social Development

2004 - 2006
Associate Deputy Minister of Health

2003 - 2004
Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and for eight months, Acting Deputy Minister of National Defence

2002 - 2003
Deputy Secretary, Intergovernmental Policy, Privy Council Office

2000 - 2002
Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy, Canadian Heritage

1999 - 2000
Director, Strategic Operations, Economic and Regional Development Policy,
Privy Council Office

1997 - 1999
Director General, Trade and Operations Integration and Management Consulting,
Industry Canada

1995 - 1997
Senior Departmental Assistant to the Deputy Minister, Industry Canada

1981 - 1995
Various positions with the Department of Industry, Science and Technology,
Treasury Board Secretariat and Industry Canada



LEONARD J. EDWARDS


Education

B.A., History, University of Saskatchewan
M.A., History, University of Saskatchewan

Professional Experience

Since March 2007
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

2004 - 2007
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

2001 - 2004
Deputy Minister for International Trade

1998 - June 2001
Ambassador to Japan

1994 - 1997
Assistant Deputy Minister, Asia and Pacific, then Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade and Economic Policy, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1991 - 1994
Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

1988 - 1991
Director General, Corporate Management Bureau, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1983 - 1988
Counsellor, Canadian Permanent Mission to the United Nations (Geneva), then Executive Director, Summits Management Office, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1978 - 1983
Deputy Director, Pacific Division and Northeast Asia Division, then Deputy Chairman, Secretariat for Policy Planning, International Affairs, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1973 - 1978
First Secretary and Consul, Ankara, then Political Officer, NATO Secretariat, Brussels, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1971 - 1973
Permanent Representative, Hanoi, then Desk Officer, East Asia Division, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1969 - 1971
Foreign Service Officer, International Affairs; then Legal Advisor, Saigon, Foreign Affairs and International Trade



STEPHEN RIGBY


Education

B.A. Honours, Public Administration

Professional Experience

Since June 2006
Executive Vice President, Canada Border Services Agency

2005 - 2006
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Security and Intelligence, Privy Council Office, and then Acting National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Privy Council Office

2003 - 2005
Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Planning Branch, Canada Revenue Agency

2001 - 2003
Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner, Finance and Administration Branch, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

1999 - 2001
Assistant Commissioner, Corporate Affairs Branch, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

1997 - 1999
Director General, Corporate Affairs Branch, Revenue Canada

1995 - 1996
Director, Corporate Development, Corporate Affairs, Revenue Canada

1992 - 1995
Director General, Corporate Planning, Revenue Canada

1990 - 1992
Director, Program Resource Analysis, Corporate Planning, Customs and Excise

1988 - 1990
Manager, Chemicals and Plastics Investigations, Assessment Programs, Customs and Excise

1987 - 1988
Manager, Planning and Analysis, Management Systems and Services, Customs and Excise



GRETA BOSSENMAIER


Education

Bachelor, Commerce (Dean’s Honour List), University of Manitoba, Faculty of Management
Master of Science, Operational Research, School of Engineering Stanford University, U.S.A.

Professional Experience

Since July 2004
Vice-President, Innovation, Science and Technology Branch, Canada Border Services Agency

1999 - 2004
Chief Information Officer and Director General, Information Management and Technology Bureau, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1998 - 1999
Director General, Information Management and Technology Services, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

1995 - 1998
Director, Planning and Direction, Information Management and Technology Bureau,
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1994 - 1995
Director, Records Information Management, Information Resources Bureau, Foreign Affairs and International Trade

1993 - 1994
Career Assignment Program, Public Service Commission of Canada

1990 - 1993
Chief, Information and Analysis, Principal Analyst, Public Service Commission of Canada

1988 - 1990
Defence Scientist, Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Department of National Defence

1987 - 1988
Research Officer, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland

1984 - 1986
Defence Scientist, Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Department of National Defence



JEANNE M. FLEMMING


Education

Bachelor, Arts (English), Mount Saint-Vincent University, Halifax


Professional Experience

Since January 2007
Assistant Secretary, Social and Cultural Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat

2003 - 2007
Assistant Commissioner, Appeals Branch, Canada Revenue Agency

1999 - 2003
Director General, International Tax Directorate, Compliance Programs Branch, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

1998
Director, Toronto Centre Tax Services Office, Southern Ontario Region,
Revenue Canada

1995 - 1997
Director General, Investigations Directorate, Revenue Canada

1993 - 1994
Executive Assistant to the Minister and Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister

1983 - 1993
Executive level positions, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

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