Ottawa, Ontario
October 21, 2016

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

Paul Glover, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Health, becomes President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, effective October 31, 2016.

Timothy Sargent, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, becomes Deputy Minister for International Trade, effective October 24, 2016.

James Meddings, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction, Western Economic Diversification Canada, becomes President of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, effective October 31, 2016.

Chris Forbes, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Finance, effective November 14, 2016.

Rob Stewart, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Financial Sector Policy, Finance Canada, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Finance (with G7 and G20 responsibilities), effective October 24, 2016.

Nada Semaan, currently Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency, becomes Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, effective October 31, 2016.

Kristina Namiesniowski, currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, becomes Executive Vice-President of the Canada Border Services Agency, effective October 31, 2016.

The Prime Minister took the opportunity to congratulate Bruce Archibald, President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Pierre Legault, Associate Deputy Minister of Justice, on the occasions of their retirements from the Public Service of Canada, following distinguished careers marked by dedication and excellence in serving Canadians.

The Prime Minister also congratulated: Nancy Horsman on being elected as the new International Monetary Fund Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, nine Caribbean countries and Belize; Christine Hogan on being elected as the new World Bank Group Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, nine Caribbean countries, Belize and Guyana; and Doug Nevison on being elected as the new European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Executive Director for Canada, Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan.


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